No one likes to think about what will happen to their property or family upon their passing, but your last will & testament is an important part of estate planning that can help ensure that all your property and children are cared for properly. Such a significant document requires precision and careful planning, so it is often best to work with an estate lawyer to prepare the document. Here are three reasons why you should work with an estate lawyer to prepare your last will & testament.
- Ensure correct verbiage: An estate lawyer, like ours at the law office of Robert G. Spaugh, Attorney at Law, knows all the right verbiage to use in your last will & testament to avoid any mishaps or misunderstandings upon your passing. For instance, we will ensure that your document uses the correct wording to automatically include any children born after the creation of your will. That way, you don’t need to update the document for every birth.
- Ensure accuracy and precision of details: Your last will & testament lays out the details of how you’d like your property and finances distributed and dictates the guardianship of your children upon your passing. An estate lawyer can ensure that not a single detail is missed in your directions. We can also ensure that all the right parts are included.
- Ensure validity: While it’s easy for just about anyone to write out a basic list of how they want their property distributed, that list isn’t automatically considered valid in the legal world. An estate lawyer can check and ensure the validity of your document upon drafting your will.
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