Protecting Your Heirs
A will is a legal document that explains how a person wants their remaining assets distributed upon their death. If there are minor children, a guardian can be appointed using the last will and testament.
We are committed to helping people draft their last will and testament, one of the most important documents they will draft in their lifetime.
There are some limitations as to what can be distributed by your will. The last will and testament can only dispose of assets that are in the sole name of the person who has died. It cannot dispose of assets that are held in trust, that are jointly owned with others, or that have a beneficiary designation such as IRA, life insurance policy, or annuity.
At the time you write your will, you should appoint someone as the executor. The job of the executor is to assure that the provisions of the will are followed. The executor does not have to be a member of the family, but they must be at least eighteen years old.