Make sure your final wishes are accounted for.
A will is an essential legal document and the foundation of most estate plans. Sometimes referred to as a last will and testament, this document ensures your final wishes get carried out after you pass away. If you die without a will, your final wishes could be subject to the court’s opinion and laws in your area, which can create distress among your loved ones at an already difficult time.
At Vail Gardner Law, I want everyone to recognize the importance of legal wills and create one, no matter their age, stage of life, or current personal wealth. Most people use legal wills to dictate what should happen to their assets after they pass away, but you can also use this document to:
- Name an executor
- Choose guardians for any minor children
- Decide how to pay your debts and taxes on your estate
There are very few requirements for legal wills, other than that you leave stipulations for your property, sign the document, and have this document signed by witnesses. However, this process should still be overseen by my law firm to ensure your will is legally binding and your wishes get carried out after your death.
My law firm in Durham, North Carolina helps all kinds of people with legal wills, as well as with more complex estate planning matters. It is never too early or too late to create your will, so contact my law firm today if you would like to begin this important process.