You make a will by declaring your assets and who your heirs are.
Making a Will
Making a will is a relatively easy process. However, it is best to enlist the help of an estate planning attorney so that your family members do not encounter difficulties after your death. When you make a will, you need to identify all your assets and determine what you want to happen to them after your death.
You will have to declare who your heirs will be. If you prefer your assets to go to a beloved charity or if you need to hold them in trust for a special needs child, you will need to specify your preferences. There are a lot of tools online to help you make a will, but they do little to ensure your wishes are respected after your death. We highly recommend working with an estate planning attorney to craft an indisputable will.
Creating a Will With Our Team
Making a will is technically a simple process. It is the emotional implications that can complicate its creation. We help our clients create wills as part of a comprehensive estate plan. During the process, we address issues about trusts and child guardianship designations.
Our team consists of social workers, a registered nurse, and estate law attorneys. This helps us take a more client-centered approach to creating an estate plan that works for each family.
Listening Before Advising
Our team prides itself on listening to our clients before we begin creating the legal documents they need. This is especially important when we create wills and estate plans. A member of our team will discuss your family’s financial situation as well as your needs and priorities before taking any action.
We Will Walk You Through Tough Decisions
Our attorneys can help make tough decisions easier. Let us help you weigh your options for protecting your assets and ensuring your children are provided for. We can help you handle the difficult conversations that will arise during this process. We will be with you all the way, offering guidance and support as needed.
Making a Self-Proving Will
When we work on an estate plan for you, we will ensure your will gets signed by witnesses and notarized. Under New Jersey law, this makes it self-proving. This means that your loved ones will not need to produce examples of your signature or contact witnesses to appear before a probate court. With a self-proving will, the initial probate meeting will only take a few minutes.
Having a Will Prevents Conflicts After Your Death
Estate challenges arise when there is no will or the will is not strong enough to withstand disputes about the division of assets. If you create your will on your own and surviving family members question its validity, a prolonged court battle is likely.
When you make a will as part of a comprehensive estate plan, you reduce the probability of court challenges after your death.
Having a valid will can prevent unnecessary conflict. It will also ensure that the court handles your assets according to your preferences after your death.
Let Us Make a Will and Estate Plan for You and Your Family
At Bratton Estate and Elder Care Attorneys, our team can help you make a will and take care of other important estate planning tasks. We will walk you through the process step-by-step, listening to your concerns along the way. No matter how unique your situation or how complex your need, we can help.
We work with all types of families, including high asset estates, families with special needs dependents, and non-traditional families. We can help you make a will and put a plan in place that is based on your preferences and priorities. Let us help you, so you can feel confident about how your assets will be handled after you pass away.
Call Us Today to Get Started
If you need help making a will or have questions about the future of your estate, the team from Bratton Estate and Elder Care Attorneys is here for you. Call us today at 856-857-6007 and let us go to work for you.