Last Will and Testament

Last Will and Testament

A Last Will and Testament, also known as a Will, is a legal document used to formally state who you want to receive your estate. Without a Will, your assets are distributed according to state law. Putting your affairs in order is a smart and loving thing to do for not only yourself but for your family as well. Wills are also used to appoint an Executor, or the person who will settle your affairs. Without a Will, the Arizona courts will appointment someone for you.

If you have minor children, you can appoint a guardian over such children so that this important decision isn’t left up to the courts to decide. Although it is hard to think about someone other than yourself or your spouse raising your children, most people would prefer to appoint a guardian themselves rather than risk letting the courts appoint someone on their behalf.

Working with an estate planning attorney will allow you to prepare a clear and unambiguous Will to ensure that your final wishes will be honored. Having a Will in place certifies that your loved ones will not face months of uncertainty, and also that your estate will not be eaten away by costly legal fees and the delay of the court processes.

If you die without a Last Will and Testament, many important decisions are determined by the State of Arizona. This process not only takes longer, but also costs more money than if you would have prepared an Estate Plan. Proper estate planning through the use of a Last Will and Testament not only allows you to be in charge of your estate after your passing, but it also spares your loved ones the headache, frustration, and expense of managing your affairs. If you are ready to prepare a Last Will and Testament for your peace of mind, contact the attorneys at Dana Law Group today.

Last Will and Testament
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