Wills & Estates Planning
Most people don't think about wills and estates until someone has died; that's certainly a very human reaction to a difficult subject. However, it's critical to give more rumination to the topic long before a death occurs.
The topic of wills and estates isn't difficult to understand, though the actual legal practice of wills and estates takes many years and serious training to gain a solid knowledge base.
Wills are sometimes also called living wills, joint wills, and holographic wills. They give posthumous rights to various organizations, companies, and individuals where the testator's property is concerned. This property is known as an estate, and could be as simple as a modest savings account and a car, or it could be complicated, as in the case of a person dying who has multiple homes, numerous investments and holdings, and a throng of global companies.
Lawyers who focus on wills and estates are interested in protecting the rights of the testator and also of protecting the rights of those to whom the testator wishes to receive his or her inheritance. For instance, taxes abound in the world of wills and estates; a good wills and estates attorney will be able to help a testator and his or her heirs navigate around those tax laws so they can legally retain a greater portion of the estate after the testator has passed away.
Therefore, attorneys who specialize in wills and estates must remain on the cutting edge of their practice areas, since changes in statutes could necessitate major (or minor) overhauls in a will.
A solid wills and estates lawyer will also be able to anticipate any problems that may come along once the testator's life has ended. It's a sad truth - many times, death brings out the greed in those who are named (or not named) in the testator's will. Thus, a wills and estates attorney must be part negotiator, part psychologist, and part chess master.
At our firm, we have established a history of executing excellent wills for our clients. We make every effort to ensure that their wills and estates are firmly established and that the most monies possible will make their way to the next generation. We pride ourselves on staying current on wills and estates law, as our legal representatives want to make sure that our service is second to none.