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 have passed. Contact us at our offices today and schedule an appointment that is convenient for you.