An estate plan is so much more than a list of your belongings and who gets what. It’s an important part of protecting your family and their interests in the event of your death. A properly prepared and executed estate plan ensures that your loved ones are taken care of and your wishes are met when you’re gone. If you pass without an estate plan in place, your family will be left to sort through your assets and belongings, and may even end up in court. But while everyone needs comprehensive instructions for their passing, crafting a legally sound estate plan is much more difficult than seems. It involves writing a will, detailing healthcare directives, estate administration, and more. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. An estate lawyer can walk you through the process and help you create a thorough estate plan that protects your family’s future. At O’Leary Law Office, we help you establish your legal legacy and ensure that your estate is taken care of once you pass. Learn all about how our attorneys can help you below!
Write and Customize Your Will
Your will is the roadmap upon which your entire estate plan is based, so it’s critical that it’s done right and personalized for your unique situation. While it’s possible to find a template for your will to fill out online, customizing it yourself is difficult. If you change a provision on your own, you run the risk of invalidating the provision, or even the entire will. A professional estate attorney works with you to customize your will to serve your exact needs while ensuring that it’s legally sound.
Guide You Through The Estate Planning Process
Just as a Phillips head screwdriver won’t work with a flathead screw, there are legal tools that work best in certain situations. An estate attorney can help determine which legal instruments will best serve your unique situation. An estate attorney helps you open the right accounts, name the right beneficiaries, and establish the right trusts to save you money.
Inform You When It’s Time To Revise Your Estate Plan
While it’s important to always have an estate plan in place, they do get outdated. Maybe your stocks have been doing well, another family member passes or you have a new grandchild you’d like to include. An estate lawyer can update your current estate plan so nothing gets missed.
An estate lawyer is a huge help when planning for you and your family’s future. If you need professional help writing a will, opening a trust, or establishing an estate plan, the professional estate attorneys at O’Leary Law Offices can help. We work with you to develop a comprehensive plan that ensures your assets go to the right people and your wishes are honored. Contact us today to learn more.