Clients will often come to their attorneys with a “simple” request. “I just need a simple will.” However, that is easier said that done. Many factors go into to the creation of “simple” legal documents, and especially the Will. Your Last Will and Testament is the governing document in which you dictate how your assets will be distributed after your death. That being said, it is critical that your attorneys understand the nature of those assets, the ownership of those assets, and the number and location of the beneficiaries who will be receiving those assets. Not all assets are created equal and there are many different ways to will your assets to your beneficiaries. Speak with your attorney and be sure you are making the effort take all relevant and important factors into consideration.
-Emily A. Helmick, Esq.