Poughkeepsie Simple Will Lawyers
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Most people do not contemplate passing away someday. However, it is important to ensure your last wishes are carried out and your family is protected when that day comes. A will is the most basic form of estate planning. This document details what happens to your property and assets after your death.
If you need to consult with a lawyer developing a Simple Will, our legal team at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC can provide experienced and capable representation. Our Poughkeepsie simple will attorneys can help you create a will that is as detailed as you want it to be. It is important to have an attorney assist you with the creation of a will; if not executed correctly it may be deemed invalid.
Simple Wills in New York
A simple will is a legal document that determines how your assets will be distributed and who will take care of your minor children after death. Without a will, the State of New York will distribute your assets to your beneficiaries based on state laws. Not only can this legal process be highly contentious for all family members involved, but the outcome may lead to unfavorable results.
The following are the common provisions contained in a will:
- Establish executor, who must carry out your listed wishes
- Determine your beneficiaries, who inherit the assets
- Include instructions on when and how the assets are distributed to the beneficiaries
- Name guardians for your minor children
It is not uncommon for family members or potential beneficiaries to dispute the provisions or terms of the will. Common examples include disputes over property (land) or family heirlooms, conflicts with any amendments or changes, the amount of money distributed, if a specific property should go to a certain individual.
Whether you need to draft a will, or you made changes that may result in a dispute amongst your loved ones, you need an experienced estate planning attorney to protect your rights and best interests. At McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC
Learn how we can help you by calling (845) 209-1355 immediately.