What Is A Last Will and Testament?
A Last Will and Testament, commonly referred to as simply “a Will,” is drafted in order to protect your assets, should you pass away. Your Will outlines your assets and liabilities, who will inherit those assets, and how those liabilities will be paid. A Will does not become effective until you pass away. While it does outline your wishes, none of them will be enacted during your lifetime.
Your Will not only protects your assets, it also protects your loved ones. While the goal is generally to avoid probate court as much as possible, it is not always feasible. However, having a Will already created will certainly make the entire estate administration matter go much smoother in the long run.
A Last Will and Testament should always be drafted by an attorney in your domiciled state. You do not want to take the chance of drafting your own Will, or using an online generator, and having it ultimately be deemed invalid. Also, if you have had a Will drafted in one state and move to another, it may be worth meeting with an estate planning attorney in your new location to determine if your Will needs to be updated at all.
Should I Choose Wolf & Shore Law Group To Help Me With My Last Will And Testament?
Attorneys Kristen Wolf & Shari-Lynn Cuomo Shore have helped so many clients draft, or update, their Wills, and have been able to advise them as to what is in their best interest, and what strategies would help them to meet their ultimate estate planning goals. We also make sure to thoroughly review any and all financial documentation and beneficiary information provided, to ensure that you are being adequately protected, and that assets that pass outside of probate court (such as a retirement account, life insurance policy, etc.), actually match your estate plan so as not to cause a contested matter. Learn more about our Connecticut Law Group and how we can help you, and get started on the process now by contacting us at (203) 745-3151 or email@example.com for a confidential consultation!