A will is one of the most important documents you can create in your lifetime. Wills are simply plans for distributing assets to family members and other beneficiaries. If you die without a will, state law determines how your assets are distributed. Sometimes, those state laws are not consistent with the interests of the deceased. A properly written and executed will allows a person to determine exactly how his or her estate will be divided.
Probate laws are strictly enforced. That means if a will has even minor defects, it may not be valid or may cause disputes among potential beneficiaries. Poorly scripted wills can cause confusion and stress for surviving loved ones.
It is important to keep your will up-to-date. As new property is acquired, or relationships change, or your family grows, your will should be reviewed and if necessary updated. At Carr Law, we work with you to create a will as well as other wealth transfer documents in order to insure your wishes are preserved.