Most people know that they should prepare a will to ensure that their wishes are respected after their death, but many don't know where to start. Davis & Associates, experienced estate attorneys serving clients throughout the Dothan area, knows how intimidating the process can be, so they have some tips for ensuring that your will adequately expresses your intention.
3 Tips For Writing a Will
1. Get Acquainted With State Law
Every state has different provisions dictating who can write a will, what makes them valid, and what provisions you can include. For example, wills written in some states may be invalid in another, which may require different documentation and proof. Before you begin, find out what your state's laws require to avoid any unpleasant surprises later.
2. Include Sentimental Belongings
Small items and heirlooms with sentimental value can cause strife and disputes within your family after you're gone. Decide which belongings are most important to your family members, and make sure your will includes those assets.
3. Consult With An Attorney
The paperwork involved with preparing your will may appear simple, but the laws are extremely complicated. An estate attorney will ensure that your will includes all of your assets and helps your descendants avoid unnecessary expenses, delays, and taxes.
If you're planning on writing your will, let Davis & Associates' attorneys guide you through the process. They have more than 35 years' experience and an in-depth knowledge of the law, which they'll use to make sure your estate plan is as comprehensive as possible. Call their offices at (334) 671-3990 to schedule a consultation, or visit their website to see more about their list legal services.