Los Angeles Wills Lawyer
Do You Need to Write a Will?
The purpose of will is to prescribe how your property is to be disposed of upon your death. If you have younger children, you may also name who will serve as your minor children's guardian. A will should always be done with legal assistance to assure that the legal requirements for authentication of a will are satisfied; otherwise it may be thrown out. There are also many options a lawyer can propose to better serve your purposes such as including trusts and taking actions to reduce tax impact. Wills to be most effective should be written by attorneys who keep up to take on relevant estate and tax law. Therefore it is recommended that you contact a Los Angeles wills attorney.
Matters to Consider in Writing a Will
- If your son is a spendthrift, do not give him his share in one lump sum. It will be gone in one trip to Las Vegas. Set up a trust to dole it out to him in monthly payments.
- Be specific about who gets what. You do not want your children squabbling about what you intended.
- Do not cut out your spouse. The law guarantees your spouse a percentage of the estate so have the good grace to give it to them without them having to hire a lawyer to correct matters.
Wills Attorney in Los Angeles
We of Kerendian & Associates, Inc. serve the Los Angeles area with the wills planning and drafting. We have been preparing wills for many years and are skilled in making sure the will fulfills legal requirements and does what you want it to. We interview you thoroughly as to your family situation and assets and craft the will to carry out your objectives while taking advantage of strategies to reduce your estate taxes.
Contact a Los Angeles wills attorney
to draft your will.