The will is the document that will make sure that your wishes are honored after you pass away. Without it, your family may need to go through a complicated legal process to decide what happens to your estate. You want to ensure that a St. Augustine wills attorney oversees the proper drafting and signing of your will.
There are two major subject areas of your will. They are:
Your will begins with your choice of an executor. This is the person who is responsible for carrying out your wishes and managing your estate. Make sure that this is someone reliable who you trust implicitly because they will be making decisions that affect your family and property.
The will is a critical legal document that needs to be error-free. It is an unfortunate fact that families argue over money, even during the difficult time when they are grieving for the loss of a loved one. Thus, your will should be drafted knowing that someone may challenge the will during the probate process.
If your will is ever contested, a court would look to the language of the will and the circumstances of its drafting. This is why you need legal help.
Any will that is drafted needs to comply with Florida law, and these statutes can be complex. Many people do not find out until it is too late that there is a legal issue with the will. In addition, the way that the will is drafted can pose tax issues.
The St. Augustine attorneys at Naples & Spence, Attorneys at Law, can help you work through your own specific circumstances to help you draft a will that meets your needs. Call us today at 904.657.7117 or contact us online to find out how we can help you.