If you leave your Law Will & Testament to chance, your grieving survivors will be left sort out the pieces of your life.
(Washington Twp, NJ)–An estate lawyer’s primary role is to plan for a client’s future through the creation of a Last Will and Testament. But why do you need an attorney? The short answer is, a lot can go wrong without one. In shirt, an estate attorney ensures nothing goes wrong. They do this through a thorough and current understanding of the law which can often be quite complicated.
So what exactly is an attorney doing when they plan for YOUR future? Their primary objective is to carry out your wishes! They make sure your finances and belongings pass to who you choose. They make sure your children have a home, your pets are loved, your loved ones are taken care of, and so on.
Homemade wills can often lead to will invalidation—An invalid will means your intent is thwarted, or worse, your belongings end up exactly where you don’t want them. Poor planning and execution can also mean a will may go through probate which is a lengthy and costly litigation process which questions a will’s authenticity, a nightmare scenario to put it nicely.
The beauty of going to an attorney is they are the ones well versed in the pesky statutes, case law, and the numerous formalities required by law. They are trained to spot potential future issues and craft wills in a way that insures your intent is accomplished. Experienced attorneys are constantly dealing with issues that you may have never thought of. Even better, a will is inexpensive!
You should take comfort in knowing that attorneys are working for you. They want your objectives achieved as much as you do, and they do that by a comprehensive understanding of the law, educating you, listening attentively, and asking the right questions.
If you don’t have a will, now is a great time to get one. If you already have a will but feel it’s outdated, it might be time for an estate planning review.
Feel free to call our office at (856) 227-7888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (or even on Facebook) for a free consult to discuss your legal options with one of our compassionate, experienced estate planning attorneys.