Fairfield County Will Attorney

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The purpose of creating a will is to pass your assets to your heirs. If you fail to create a will, your assets will pass to your heirs based upon state law. The state law then determines how your assets should be distributed, which is not necessarily what you would intend. Therefore, it is advised that you get a will drafted to avoid your heirs having serious problems.

Properly drafted wills help to ensure that your estate is distributed the way you want it to be. Of course, wills have to be done with certain procedures in mind and there are some limits on what you can do. For example, you may have to give your spouse his or her share as the law requires. As you prepare your will, your attorney can advise on ways to shelter your assets as you pass them on to the next generation. It is best therefore to have your will drafted professionally by a Fairfield County estate planning attorney.

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Considerations When Drafting A Will

When you write your will there are certain matters to consider. Here are a few:

  • Be Specific: Do not leave room for the heirs to argue about what you wanted. The drafting of a will should be assisted by a skilled lawyer to ensure that the language is clear about your wishes.
  • Be Careful with "Form" Wills: There are many will preparation services out there today. Understand before utilizing one that the general rules apply to nobody in particular. Your situation IS unique. Make sure you have an experienced attorney review your legal documents.
  • Beneficiaries with Special Needs: If you have a son or daughter with special or particular needs, consider channeling their portion into a trust you have set up for their benefit. The trustee can dole out their share so they have money for an extended time.
  • Tax Sheltering: If you have extensive assets in your estate, your estate will be hit with heavy estate taxes when you die. You can avoid this with tax sheltering such as buying a life insurance policy which is paid out income tax-free to your heirs at your death.

Will Lawyer Serving New Haven, Stamford & Westport, CT

At Massih Law, LLC, I assist clients in Fairfield County and New Haven County by drafting their wills, including but not limited to Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, Westport, Fairfield, Trumbull, New Haven and Milford. My purpose is to make sure the will carries out the intentions of the client in specific language; complies with legal requirements; and is part of an overall estate plan customized for that particular client. I invite you to come in for a consultation about your will and any plans for your estate.

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