No matter how large or small your personal estate may be, having a last
will and testament is very important and can provide peace of mind knowing
that should you meet an untimely demise, your relatives and your hard-earned
assets and property will be protected. At Your Advocates, we have prepared
many wills for our Fort Myers clients, from simple wills to complex wills
involving trusts and other estate planning vehicles.
Our experience and knowledge when it comes to estate planning has been
developed and nurtured through years of practice and training. Ensuring
that your wishes are followed after you pass away is our main focus, and
helping you manage your affairs should you become incapacitated is also
included in a sound, well-crafted estate plan.
Do I need a will?
A will is a legally binding document which is designed to set forth your
directions to someone you appoint as your estate administrator so that
they can carry out your wishes when it comes to transferring your assets
or property upon your death to the persons or entities you choose. Without
a will, there is no certainty in who will inherit your home, your personal
valuables or your cash, stocks or other investments. If you own your home
as a joint tenant with the right of survivorship with your spouse or another
person, your home will not pass through the probate process in court.
However, if you do not hold title to your home in such a manner, your
heirs could end up sharing your half of the property, and cause your surviving
spouse to incur expenses buying out your heirs just so that they can remain
in their home.
The importance of having a will and revisiting it periodically when things
change during your life cannot be understated. Call our
Fort Myers estate planning lawyers to schedule a free consultation today. We can review your assets and property
with you in detail and devise a safe, effective estate plan for you so
that you will have peace of mind knowing that your life's work and
accumulated wealth will pass to those who you wish to support after you
Contact us at our offices today and schedule an appointment that is convenient for you.