A will is a powerful estate planning instrument that states what you want to happen to your money and your property after your death. If you have children, a will should also contain your choice for who will act as guardian for your children. By leaving these clear instructions in a legally enforceable document, you can be sure that your wishes are carried out and help prevent disputes among your family members.
Legal Guidance In Preparing A Will And Living Will
At the law firm of Leonard F. Berg, Attorney at Law, we have helped countless clients draft comprehensive estate plans that provide them with peace of mind regarding the future. These plans may include a traditional will and a living will, which describes your preferences for medical treatment should you become incapacitated. A will may also contain a testamentary trust, which can be used to leave money for a spouse or another beneficiary without disqualifying the beneficiary from Medicaid benefits.
What Can A Will Accomplish?
A will can:
- Name a guardian for your children
- Designate beneficiaries for money and specific assets
- Include specific instructions regarding investments and property
- Leave money to charities of your choice
- Make gifts to designated beneficiaries
- Disinherit family members
- Include conditional clauses
While some people may try their hand at do-it-yourself wills, it is important to have an experienced estate planning lawyer assist you throughout the process to ensure that your will is valid and enforceable, and so it does not become outdated.
Contact Leonard F. Berg, Attorney At Law
Contact us online, or call 618-216-6681 or toll free at 888-353-6236 to arrange a consultation with our experienced East Alton will lawyer today. We serve clients across the Metro East and the Illinois River Bend.