Our last will and testament attorneys Lake Charles, LA relies on knows that wills are not only for the rich. We believe that a will is essential for everyone because even if you are not extremely wealthy you probably still have assets you would like to give to people. Dying is an inevitability; creating a will is a small way we can take control of that and allow those we love to get assets when we want them to. If you are interested in creating a will and would like to speak with our team about the first steps, please reach out to our office to set up an initial consultation.
How does a will transfer property to others?
When you are creating a will, you need to understand the importance of what happens to your property. When you pass away, your property does not automatically go to the person you want it to. Without a will, the local court will begin looking at your assets and determining (in a not so timely fashion) where things should go. When you have a will, it is up to you to decide who your heirs will be and when they will get your property and assets.
Do the property or the assets I choose go directly to the people I want?
If you work with our Lake Charles, Louisiana last will and testament attorneys, we can help ensure you have written a will that clearly states what your assets are and where they should go. When you give a clear directive, a court will honor this and quickly distribute your assets. If it is not as clear or if someone contests your will, it goes through a lengthier process.
How does life insurance work with a will?
If you have named someone as a beneficiary in your life insurance plan, this supersedes the will and will go directly to the designated person. It does not need to go through the probate court.
Why is a will necessary?
A will is necessary for a few reasons:
In Louisiana, a valid will is a written document signed by the testator that meets the requirements of state law regarding how his or her estate is to be handled after their death. The drafter of a will may also designate a person to be the executor of his or her estate. The executor is the court-approved person to handle the testate succession of the decedent. Having someone execute a last will and testament helps alleviate stress and confusion that is left behind once a loved one passes away. Here at Delphin Law Offices, we are dedicated to not only encouraging individuals to make a will, we offer them affordable legal counsel to make it happen. Speak with our Lake Charles, LA last will and testament attorneys now.
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