Skilled Guidance When Creating Or Updating Your Will
While preparing your Will could be a daunting task, it will help give you peace of mind now and throughout your later years. Wills ease the concern of your loved ones as they enjoy watching you travel and enjoying your life, knowing everything is taken care of should you pass away unexpectedly. Working with an attorney will help you create a clear and definite plan, providing a direction and preventing the potential for unnecessary conflicts.
At Paulsen & Reissner, PLLC, whether this is your first time or you are experienced at crafting legal documents, we are dedicated to working with you personally to ensure that your estate plan reflects your wishes. Should you have your documents prepared, we will review and make changes to your papers, reflecting the changes in your life.
Our estate planning attorneys have served clients in Arizona for years, and we will use that experience to help you build a Will that makes your wishes known and ensures that your loved ones have the support they need. We can also help you update your Will to reflect the changes in your life.
Making Your Wishes Known
When someone passes away without a Will, it is up to their family and the courts to try to achieve a fair solution. However, when your Will is correctly drafted, signed and witnessed, you can take comfort in knowing your wishes will be followed upon your passing. Your Will can establish your wishes for:
- How your property is to be distributed
- Who would be the guardian of your children
- Who you choose to be the executor of your Will, who manages the probate process and assists in the distribution of your assets.
In most cases, your Will can often help your estate avoid a costly and time-consuming “formal” probate that requires an appearance before the judge. Instead, your loved ones can go through an “informal” probate process that involves a more efficient process of filing court documents.
If your life situation changes – through marriage, divorce, the birth or adoption of a child – your attorney can assist you in updating your Will so that it reflects the changes in your life and the life of your family. You should also amend your Will if you purchase or sell a business, real estate or other high-value assets. By amending your Will or creating a new Will entirely, you can create a more comprehensive plan that reflects your assets, your life and your family as they are.
In addition to helping you craft your Will, our attorneys can help you create other documents that also support your plans. These include creating a health care directive that establishes your wishes for health care if you are incapacitated, establishing powers of attorney or creating trusts to protect your assets and support your loved ones.
It’s Never Too Early. Begin Writing Your Will Today.
While it is easy to put off writing or amending your Will, establishing a plan is important. Contact Paulsen & Reissner, PLLC by email to schedule your initial consultation with our estate planning attorneys today. You can also call us at 623-428-1923.