Drafting Legal Wills for Clients in New Port Richey, FL
The Many Benefits of Having a Legal Will
One of the key reasons to execute a legal will prior to your death is to make the probate process as easy as possible on your loved ones. The term “probate” refers to the legal process of administering an individual’s estate after he or she dies. If you die with a will in place, probate will be limited to proving the validity of your will, executing your instructions, and paying any applicable taxes.
If you die without a legal will, however, probate becomes much more complicated and drawn-out. Without clear instructions from you on how you’d like your possessions to be distributed, the probate court will have to consult the applicable intestacy laws and issue an order in accordance with those guidelines, which can potentially lead to a result that you wouldn’t necessarily have chosen yourself.
In addition to letting you determine how your belongings will be distributed after your death, drafting a legal will also allows you to designate a guardian for your children, decide who you want to execute your will, and describe how you want certain personal matters to be taken care of (for example, the type of funeral or memorial service you would like, as well as where and how you want to be buried).
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in executing a legal will, contact The Lyons Law Group, P.A., and request a consultation with one of our experienced wills and estates lawyers. During your consultation, we’ll speak with you about your preferences and collect any additional information necessary to complete your will. Then, once we’ve finished preparing your will, we’ll arrange a time for you to come in and sign it. We understand that planning for the future can be a stressful, emotional experience, but you can rest easy knowing that we’ll be here to help you navigate the entire process.