Life is a journey full of surprising twists and turns. We get so caught up in the fast lane with our everyday lives planning for tomorrow that it is easy for us to forget about preparing for more distant plans. Death is not something that anyone enjoys thinking about. But, death happens and it is better to be prepared for this eventuality than to leave it to our loved ones or the court system to figure out.
All adults, regardless of age, should have a last will and testament. The purpose of a will is to ensure that your assets are distributed to your designated heirs and beneficiaries in accordance with your wishes. Otherwise, Florida's Intestacy Laws will decide how the assets from your Florida estate should be disposed of. Your family may incur thousands of dollars in legal fees and court costs establishing legal heirs and placing an unnecessary financial burden and stress on your loved ones at a time when they are grieving your loss. This can be avoided by simply having an experienced Florida probate attorney prepare a Florida last will and testament.
While you can draft a simple will yourself, it is important that you consult with an experienced estate planning attorney as wills must conform to specific legal requirements. Failure to do so will render the will invalid and your estate may be disposed in a way that you didn’t intend. As a Florida probate attorney, we will ensure that your last will and testament is legal and valid so that your estate will be handled as you specify. Also, you may want to update your will from time to time. We will make sure that any modifications to your last will and testament will hold up in court, if challenged.
Don’t put it off any longer. The best way to protect your DeLand, Deltona, Orange City or DeBary estate is with a Florida last will and testament that is prepared by an experienced Florida probate attorney. Contact us online or call 386-734-3313 today to schedule a consultation.