When most people first think about a will, they think about it as a way to distribute their property. But you can decide who will serve in certain roles after your death. Who will be the executor of your estate? Who will be the guardian of your minor children? If you die intestate (without a will), a probate court will decide these crucial issues for you.
If you have children below the age of 18, you absolutely should prepare a will. With a will, you can decide who will be the guardian of your minor children in the event of your death. If you died without a will designating a guardian, a probate court will decide who should be the guardian of your children. You can also establish a trust for your children; you might be surprised to learn how frequently these are included in wills. After these decisions have been made and the will is executed, most clients feel utterly relieved to have completed this important task.
Ms. Kleinrock will guide you through the issues you should consider when making the selections of executor, guardian, and/or trustee, as well as how your estate will be distributed and any trusts will be structured. Ms. Kleinrock will also advise you to consider executing other documents such as a health care directive and power of attorney where appropriate. Ms. Kleinrock will then prepare your estate planning documents to help you achieve your goals.