The Importance Of Drafting A Will
The Law Office of Marc L. Edwards has been helping people draft wills and other important estate planning documents for more than 25 years. At our firm, we understand that drafting a will is an endeavor that must be undertaken with great care and attention to detail. The personal stakes are enormous, as the quality of your drafted documents will have an impact on the people you care about the most.
A will fulfills a number of important purposes, including:
- Specifying how your wealth and assets will be divided upon death
- Naming an executor to handle the administration of your estate
- Designating a guardian for minor children in the event of a tragedy
- Appointing a power of attorney to make important decisions if you are unable to
A will can be customized to protect the things that are most important to you. Some people use wills to designate money that will go to certain charities. A will can be instrumental in business succession planning. Whatever your needs are, we will help you draft a will that is uniquely tailored for you.
Do I Need A Will?
Everyone needs a will. If you have any assets at all, and especially if you have minor children, you can benefit from having a well-drafted will in place.
If you don’t draft a will, your wealth will be distributed in accordance with California intestate succession laws during probate. It is unlikely the state’s laws align with your wishes. In fact, your assets may end up in the hands of someone you don’t even wish to include in your estate plan.
You can quell these concerns by taking the first step of creating a will. We are here to help you set your future plans in stone. You may want to draft other estate planning documents as well, such as a trust, depending on the worth of your assets. Attorney Marc L. Edwards will work with you personally to gain an understanding of your wishes, and then draft documents that faithfully match them.
Get Started Today
It’s easy to put off creating a will, but the sooner you get started the sooner you can have peace of mind that your plans are in place. To arrange a consultation with an experienced California estate planning attorney, please contact our law offices online or by telephone at 818-344-8200.