Germantown Wills Attorneys
Draft an Enforceable Last Will & Testament with Our Estate Planning Experts in West Tennessee
Have you given any thought to writing a last will and testament? Do you have concrete plans for the distribution of your assets upon your death? Do you want to prevent any potential arguments and disputes between your surviving family to limit the possibility of disputes during what will likely be a trying time in the aftermath of your death?
If so, you should consider getting in touch with our law firm to ensure your will is legally sound. As the foundation of your estate plan, it’s essential to involve an experienced Attorney when drafting a will, and it’s important to know that a will isn’t just a document that determines “who gets what.”
It’s never too early to consider preparing a will, either, no matter where you are in life. At Snider & Horner, PLLC, our goal is to help you, our client, with drafting a well-written, detailed will meeting state requirements. This will protect your peace of mind and detail your legacy will be passed on to your loved ones.
Why Do I Need a Will?
A valid will is customized to meet your goals, and without involving an attorney to draft it, you risk losing out on having a say when it comes to setting your final wishes in stone. You can protect your wishes by making sure your will is enforceable.
A valid will is essential to:
- Name your intended beneficiaries who will receive specific assets and/or property
- Name the guardians of your minor children, if applicable
- Name the executor of your will
- Provide instructions on how to pay your outstanding taxes or debts after you’re gone
Why Do I Need a Attorney to Draft My Will?
If your will isn’t drafted by a legal professional, it’s entirely possible it will be invalid and unenforceable. Without having any will at all, your assets will be distributed per Tennessee’s intestacy laws that will dole out your property to your closest relatives beginning with your surviving spouse or children, and likely not to your desired specifications.
For those who don’t have a spouse or children, the state takes their property. It’s so easy for details to slip through the cracks if you don’t have keen estate planning knowledge or you forget a crucial step like having a testator or legal proxy sign the document with two witnesses present as your put your signature at the end of the document.
Even though some people choose to pursue the DIY route to make a will by downloading forms online and taking crash courses in estate planning law, they risk the possibility that the wishes they had while they were alive will have no sway on what happens to their assets and who will get them.
You surely don’t want to waste your valuable time, effort, and energy by creating an entirely null and void will because of a silly mistake. It’s common for heated disputes to arise among your loved ones after the death of a friend or family member who did not leave a will.
Do I Need Anything Other than a Will for My Estate Plan?
Wills have inherent limitations. The goal of a rock-solid estate plan is to lock in how your assets should be distributed, to whom, and when, among many other things at the end of your life and upon your death, but a will can only do so much to accomplish those things. While most people are familiar with wills, you should also know that a will is still subject to probate, which is notorious for creating drawn-out, lengthy court battles among your loved ones.
With all a solid, legally enforceable estate plan, your assets and property could be tied up in probate for months on end, even years. This, in turn, prevents your beneficiaries from quick access to the assets you wished them to have. You can count on our team to help you with all aspects of estate planning, from establishing trusts to determining your advance directives.
Do You Need to Draft or Update Your Will? Get in Touch with Our Germantown Wills Attorneys to Protect Your Estate.
When you schedule a consultation with our team at Snider & Horner, PLLC, you’ll have one-on-one access to the legal know-how of a skilled attorney who genuinely cares. Not only that, but our legal team knows how to customize wills to ensure it meets our clients’ needs and goals, as there is no “one size fits all” solution or auto-pilot advice we give each client.
We can also help you revisit your will in the future should you need to update or modify it in the event of changes in your life circumstances. Our priority is to help you prepare a will that cannot be challenged in the future either by the court or your beneficiaries.
Our attorneys have decades of experience helping clients in more than drafting wills. When you book a consultation with our team, we can discuss how we will formulate a robust estate plan that meets your needs and goals so you can have peace of mind that the next generation of your family is provided for and receives the assets you wish them to have. Our team is confident that we can build an enforceable will and nothing makes us more pleased than knowing we’ve helped people who need our legal expertise.
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