Death is never easy but preparing for death and its legal consequences is a necessity. In the event of your death, your Last Will and Testament is to provide guidance to your loved ones while also protecting your assets. While most people procrastinate in preparing for their death, it is essential to be prepared for the inevitable. Amidst the uncertainty of Life, having a Will formally records your wishes long before it is truly necessary. Although the idea exists that Wills are only for the wealthy, a Will is an intrinsic component to your financial situation regardless of the amount of your monetary assets.
Why Do I Need a Will?
If you die without a Will, it is impossible to guarantee that any of your surviving relatives will manage your estate according to your wishes. Even worse, when no next of kin exists to consult, many important decisions and procedures are beyond your control, and oftentimes will be decided by the court system. Even a simple Will can eliminate uncertainties, anxieties and worries concerning the condition of your estate after your decease.
By working with the estate-planning attorneys at Williams, Kratcoski & Can, clients, like you, can easily tackle the challenges of writing a sensible and comprehensive Will. An experienced estate-planning lawyer will assist you in answering the difficult questions related to drafting a Will. By having a Will, you can designate your beneficiaries and an executor to carry out your specific directions after your decease.
Wills also can do more than distribute your assets. Wills can designate guardianship for any of your remaining minor children or a loved one and may make arrangements for your pets, so that they are cared for by your beloved friends for the remainder of their lives. They can also allow you to provide a generous contribution to a favorite charity.
In addition to drafting wills, the practitioners at Williams, Kratcoski & Can are able to offer their services after your decease as advisors to executors in order for them to comply with the stipulations in your will. Should a dispute ever arise, the estate planning lawyers at our firm are ready and equipped to defend your will in a court of law.
With the help of Williams, Kratcoski & Can, you can make your wishes known with thoughtful, thorough estate planning. Contact us or give us a call at 330-673-3444 to schedule your initial consultation. Weekend and evening appointments are available.