Make A Well-Written Will The Foundation Of Your Estate Plan
No matter how sizeable or modest you believe your estate to be, you have worked hard to earn the assets contained in it. You should have the final say over what happens to those assets when you pass away. That’s one reason why estate planning generally – and the creation of a will in particular – is so important.
If you’ve been meaning to plan your estate but don’t know how to get started, contact Wolf, Baldwin & Associates, P.C. Our attorneys have more than a century of combined legal experience, and we have helped countless Pennsylvanians create estate plans that are thorough, customized, and legally sound. We can help you, too.
No Matter Your Age, Creating A Will Can Protect Those You Love
It’s never too early for young adults to make a will. If you’ve recently had a child, your will can name a guardian for your child, just in case the unthinkable should happen. You could also name someone to manage any assets you would leave to your children until they reach adulthood.
Conversely, even people well into their retirement years can still create a will if they are of sound mind. If you are aging (or have a parent who is aging), creating a will is an important way to protect the entire family. Clearly spelling out your final wishes and instructions for the estate will make the probate process much faster, easier, and less expensive, and it will reduce the possibility of family disputes and litigation.
At any age, there are important reasons to plan your estate, and the will is typically the foundation of that estate plan.
The Basics Of A Will
A will can serve numerous important functions, including:
- Listing all of your property and assets
- Naming heirs and beneficiaries for your property and assets
- Listing final instructions or wishes for funeral and burial plans, if they haven’t been documented elsewhere
- Naming a trusted person to serve as executor of your estate
- Appointing a guardian for any minor children you may have
When you contact our firm, our attorneys can help you draft a will and tend to any other estate planning matters. They will take the time to get to know you, discuss your needs and goals and help you determine which documents and legal tools would be most appropriate for you. They will also help you ensure that your documents are thorough and accurate and will be regarded as legally valid if scrutinized.
Reach Out Today To Start Making A Plan
Wolf, Baldwin & Associates, P.C. has convenient Pennsylvania office locations in Pottstown, Pennsburg, West Chester, and Reading. We serve clients throughout the surrounding areas. To schedule your initial consultation, you can reach out online or call 215-679-5912.