A written will allows you to say how your assets, personal belongings, and money gets distributed after your death. A will can be simple or complex, depending on your unique situation.
Top Three Benefits of a Will
1. With a properly drafted will, you can appoint your Personal Representative. This is the person who will be in charge of administering your estate after you’ve passed away. You want to make sure you choose someone responsible and organized because they will be responsible for filing court documents, administrative duties, and making sure your wishes are followed.
2. Through a will, you can name the people you would like to receive your assets after you pass away. You can list specific dollar amounts or a percentage of your estate to go to each person. Make sure you talk with an experienced estate planning attorney to make sure you are identifying these people correctly in your will.
3. One primary planning tool you can use with a will is the ability to name guardians for your minor children.
Our experienced estate planning attorneys take the time to understand you and your family, your desires and wishes, and ensure your will is precisely drafted as you wish without complications. At Thacker Sleight, each plan is unique, and not a one size fits all. We work with you and spend the time with you on your individual plan to ensure you understand your plan and all the relevant tax issues around your estate and how to plan around them.
Our estate planning team helps people realize their estate planning goals through careful listening, responsive communication, and dedication to your estate planning goals. We assist our clients in transferring their assets to loved ones in the most efficient way possible, as well as helping with end of life matters.
Contact us at 616.888.3810 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced estate planning lawyers to assist you with your estate plan.