Having a will is one of the most important commitments you can make for your family. Drafting a will helps ensure that your wealth is distributed to your loved ones should you pass away unexpectedly. Start planning your will today if you want control over who inherits your estate when you’re gone.
What is a Will and Why Do You Need One?
A will is a legal document outlining the distribution of your assets and the welfare of your dependents after your death. It ensures that your assets, such as property, possessions, and bank accounts, are distributed only to the beneficiaries named in your will. It enables your heirs to receive their inheritance faster and streamlines the probate and asset distribution process.
A will also protects your children by designating a legal guardian to take over their care if you pass away. Your will also enables you to communicate your funeral wishes to family members to ensure you’re laid to rest how and where you desire.
Your will also lets you appoint a personal representative, who is your chosen person responsible for carrying out your will’s instructions.
Don’t Fall Victim to the Legal System
In the absence of a legally binding will, the rights to your assets and wealth are determined by the state’s legal system and intestacy rules. The courts also have to assign someone they deem to be a good fit to settle your estate, instead of you getting to choose who fills that role in your will.
To protect your interests and the future of your assets, digital assets, and real estate you own, schedule a consultation with Anzen Legal Group.
Ensure Your Will is Legally Binding
All wills go through probate before coming into effect. Probate is a court process that determines a will’s validity and settles the deceased’s estate. Depending on what issues may arise in settling someone’s estate, this process can take several years. An experienced attorney helps ensure your will stands up during probate, minimizing potential issues.
Avoid Family Disputes
Family dynamics are complicated, often causing stress and conflict over inheritance rights. Family members or those mentioned in a will may contest its validity during probate. If the will wasn’t executed correctly, it may be declared invalid in court.
Avoid a family dispute and a contested will by hiring an attorney to draft your estate plan. At Anzen Legal Group, we ensure your will is carefully drafted and executed, eliminating any doubts over its validity.
Estate Planning Attorneys You Can Trust
Anzen Legal Group is an experienced team of attorneys with strong ties in Fort Collins and the Northern Colorado region. We proudly represent clients from our area and strive to support and strengthen families through careful estate planning. Protect your family’s future by scheduling a consultation with Anzen Legal Group today.