Drafting a Last or Living Will
The Importance of Forming a Will
Passing away without leaving behind a will is referred to as dying intestate.
In this situation, the court will determine the beneficiaries and distribute
your property according to state law. Forming a will before you pass away
is essential if you have assets that you would like to make sure go to
the people of your choosing.
Don’t let the courts dictate your legacy. Contact us at
Peter Rasla & Associates, P.L.C. today if you need help forming a will.
Understanding the Purpose of a Will
Not many people know that a will does more than just designate what item
goes to which person. A properly drafted will can do so much more, and
may be the difference between the correct handling of an estate and a
Some main purposes of a will include:
Giving instructions: A will allows you to give instructions regarding specific wishes as to
how your assets and property will be handled after you pass away.
Naming beneficiaries: Dictating specifically named beneficiaries will ensure ownership is inherited
Appointing an executor: The executor is responsible for managing the distribution of your assets.
If your will is not drafted or created improperly, the court will appoint
someone – an administrator, most likely – as an executor.
Designating a guardian: If you have children who are minors, a will can be used to designate guardianship
to an individual that you know and trust.
Draft a Will with an Irvine Will & Trust Attorney
A will typically goes through probate after the testator passes away. The
court will determine if the will is valid, listen to any objections, and
order that creditors are paid. While the court will supervise the process
to try to ensure the property is distributed in accordance to the will,
oversights and mistakes may happen. It is best to have an experienced
attorney help you with drafting a will, following its instructions, and
disputing objections, should any arise.
Get the help you need to draft your will. Contact Peter Rasla & Associates,
P.L.C. today for a