A Will is a legal document that controls the distribution of a decedent’s property according to that person’s wishes. It enables a decedent to appoint a personal representative or executor to handle property and affairs from the time of death, until the estate is settled. Property distributed under the terms of the Will becomes the probate estate. Without a valid will, the probate estate will be distributed according to the laws of intestate succession, which may not be what you want.
A Will may also be used to name a guardian for minor children or to create a trust and designate a Trustee to handle an estate on behalf of your children or others.
An experienced estate planning attorney makes a difference. Paul Houser Jr. has prepared over a thousand wills for clients and has been preparing wills and estate planning documents for clients for over 30 years.