Last Will and Testament Lawyer Columbus, Ohio
Have you prepared your last will and testament? Don’t put it off any longer. We can help.
A Last Will and Testament is a document that allows you to tell people how you want your belongings or assets to be handled upon your death.
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If you have minor children, a Last Will and Testament also allows you to name the person or persons you want to be guardian or guardians of your children until they become adults. Everyone, especially those with children, should have a Last Will and Testament. The original must be put in a very safe place, and the person who is named as the Executor needs to know exactly where the original is when the time comes. Let Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio help you with the most important step in planning your estate.
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Why you need a last will and testament lawyer in Columbus, Ohio.
One of the biggest reasons it’s smart to hire an attorney to prepare your last will and testament is because they must be error-free, and very concise regarding your wishes. An experienced probate attorney that specializes in preparing last will and testaments like Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio will thoroughly examine and proofread your will to ensure it is ironclad.
Fees to have an last will and testament attorney prepare your documents is minimal. It’s a small price to pay for peace of mind knowing all your final wishes will be professionally handled. Your assumptions for writing a will are likely incorrect. An attorney will know exactly how to word your will to avoid any confusion and cover any contingencies you may have not thought of.
Lastly, a handwritten will may be considered invalid by the courts if it does not follow proper guidelines. Your last will and testament requires to be witnessed and notarized. Having your will prepared by a lawyer will safeguard against potential validity pitfalls.
Advantages of utilizing a last will and testament in Columbus, Ohio.
Having a last will and testament is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. Legally, a will can protect your spouse, children, and assets while spelling out how you’d like your affairs handled after you’ve passed away. Here is a list of advantages:
- You decide how your estate will be distributed among family, friends, and charities
- You decide who will take care of your children if they are minors at the time of your death
- Avoid the lengthy probate process of the courts administering your estate
- Minimize estate taxes
- You decide who handles your final affairs and how they’re handled
- You can choose to disinherit individuals that would have otherwise been granted an inheritance
- You can choose to make gifts and donations. Gifts up to $13,000 are excluded from your estate tax which increases the value of your estate
- Avoid future legal battles among your heirs
- You can change your will at any time before your death
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a last will and testament?
No one likes to think about being mortal, but we all are. A last will and testament is a document that insure that your assets will be distributed as you wish after your die. Our office has helped many people by preparing last wills and testaments, a sometimes difficult task. Please contact our office to discuss preparing a last will and testament for you.
Why is it important to have a last will and testament?
If one does not have a last will and testament, then the person’s assets will be divided by a statute called “the statute of descent and distribution.” The only way to insure that a person’s assets are divided they way they desire is to set those intentions and desires out clearly and succinctly in a last will and testament. An excellent attorney can assist you in drafting your last will and testament so that your final wishes are clearly and concisely stated. Our law firm has assisted many people by preparing their last wills and testaments, which can be a difficult task. Please contact our office to discuss preparing a last will and testament for you.
What does the Executor of a will do?
The Executor of a will has the duty of distributing the assets of the estate in accordance with the written directions of the deceased person. Our law firm has assisted many people by preparing their last wills and testaments, which can be a difficult task. Please contact our office to discuss preparing a last will and testament for you.
Whom should I name as the Executor of my last will and testament?
You should name someone you trust implicitly to follow your last instructions. An excellent attorney can help you decide who the best person would be to serve as Executor of your last will and testament. Our office has assisted many people in this regard. Please contact our office to discuss preparing a last will and testament for you.
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