A carefully planned will is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. While there are many reasons why this is true, this brief article explains the three most important reasons why everyone should think carefully about planning their estate.
Do-it-yourself will kits can be an inexpensive option in the short term, but the final product is often created without attention the most important aspects of estate planning. Ensuring that your will is executed the way you intend requires a thoughtful and knowledgeable consideration of the finer points of the law in this area. Ambiguity in the terms of the will may invite legal challenge or require judicial interpretation. These processes can be expensive and may not attract a positive outcome, in addition to draining estate resources. An experienced estate planning lawyer is essential in helping to ensure that a will complies with relevant laws and that the estate plan accurately reflects the intentions of the testator.