A Last Will and Testament is a written legal document that allows you to express your wishes for who you want to inherit your assets and belongings when you pass away. A will also allows you to designate an Executor, the person who will distribute your assets and, if you have minor children, a Guardian to care for the minor children if both parents pass away.
If you pass without a will, New York law will dictate how your property will be distributed and how your children will be taken care of after you pass away, regardless of your wishes.
The right time to draft a will can be as early as 18 years of age, but it is different for everyone. The main thing to remember is, once you start collecting assets or have children, you’ll want to have an estate plan in place if something should happen to you. So, as long as you have assets, you should have a will in place. But, getting your affairs in order can be overwhelming if you don’t have the right help. New York has very specific laws governing will drafting and will signings. If a will is not properly drafted or witnessed, a New York court will not recognize it. That is why it is vital that you have the help of our top-rated attorneys helping you throughout the planning and will drafting process.
It is human nature to avoid thinking about and talking about our death or the death of a loved one. Unfortunately, it is inevitable. While the idea of the end of one’s life may be a very difficult topic to discuss, it is crucial to have a plan in place for how your loved ones will be taken care of after you pass. Every basic estate plan should include a will. Regardless of the state that your estate is currently in, having a will to detail your final wishes, as to how you want your estate assets divided and who you want to appoint to carry out these wishes. Your will should be tailored to meet your needs, circumstances, and goals, which should be discussed with a trusted estate planning attorney to ensure your wishes will be respected and honored.
Fratello Law is a New York law firm with experience helping clients with their wills and other estate planning needs since 2012. Our award-winning team of attorneys understands that discussing a topic as sensitive as a will is not always an easy process. That is why our trusted attorneys are dedicated to providing you with the patience and personalized legal services you deserve.
As a legal team with years of experience drafting wills on behalf of our clients, we understand all of the concerns, complications, and emotional challenges that may make drafting a will seem daunting.
You already have a lot on your plate. Let the experienced estate planning attorneys at Fratello Law help take the stress out of the will creation process and ensure everything you’ve worked so hard for goes to the right people and that they are cared for in a professional and timely manner.
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During the process of drafting a Last Will and Testament, our practiced attorneys understand exactly what you are going through and we have the legal expertise to ensure that your assets and belongings go to the right people, and your children are cared for if you are unable to care for them. This is part of what makes us one of the most trusted estate planning firms in our area.
What makes Fratello Law Different
What makes Fratello Law different is that we are an estate planning law firm with attorneys on staff who focus on will creation. But more importantly, we treat our clients like people. We are respectful and take the time to understand your unique needs and concerns. We work efficiently and diligently to make sure you have a plan that works for you and your loved ones. Ultimately, our goal is to build a lasting relationship with every client we work with.
The biggest mistake you can make is failing to plan or waiting until a crisis event has occurred to start planning.
The idea of creating a will can seem daunting. However, this process is necessary to ensure that your final wishes are honored and your beneficiaries are taken care of after you have passed. To get help with the will creation process in New York, contact a trusted elder law and estate planning attorney as soon as possible.
Fratello Law is an elder law and estate planning law firm helping clients in Long Island and New York City create their Last Will and Testament. While we are a small firm, we have a big heart when it comes to helping clients. To schedule a free consultation today, contact us here or give us a call at (631) 406-5580. We look forward to welcoming you to our client family.