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One of the most common questions Perera Law is asked is: “Do I need to make a will?” The simple answer is no, you do not need to make a will, but yes you should make a will.
Having a properly prepared final will is a reliable and efficient way to ensure your loved ones understand and respect your last wishes with respect to the distribution of your estate. Preparing a will often helps avoid difficult questions that your loved ones will be faced to answer with respect to your assets and belongings and often prevents unpleasant disputes among family members who are in conflict about your final wishes.
While it is often an uncomfortable topic to have to think about, preparing for one’s death is the responsible and smart choice, especially when minor children and significant assets are involved.
Let Perera Law make the process of drafting your final will easy and hassle-free. Use our simple questionnaire to provide Perera Law with the details of your will and your specific wishes and devises and Perera Law will prepare and notarize your final will for you – it doesn’t have to be awkward, difficult or time-consuming.
It is important to have a Will in place so that your loved ones understand your wishes with respect to your property and assets after your death. Having a legal Will prepared can also help avoid unnecessary family disputes over the distribution of one’s estate and is especially important for families with young children to properly designate a guardian and custodian for your children.
This type of power of attorney deals with financial decisions and issues involving property and your assets that you are not capable of making yourself by way of incapacity, being out of the country, or the like. You can name an individual, your attorney, to make those decisions on your behalf.
A living Will is essentially a directive to one’s physician regarding one’s wishes with respect to end-of-life medical care. You an appoint an individual, your attorney, to express those wishes on your behalf if you are unable to do so yourself.
An executor is the person named in the Will by the testator (person making the Will) to carry out the terms of the Will. The executor can be one of the beneficiaries.
This is a specific piece of property that is given to a specific person in one’s Will, as opposed to a general devise.