Wills and Estates
It’s important to start thinking about drafting a will and creating an estate plan at an earlier age than one would expect: it is definitely not a task you should save for the last minute. Philadelphia wills & estates attorneys can help you draft the will that is most appropriate for you and your current circumstances.
Overview of a Will
You should not feel overwhelmed or daunted by the idea of writing a will. In fact, a will is a very simple document that states your wishes for how you would like your property to be distributed after death. In addition, it allows you to name guardians for any minor children you would leave behind. There are legal formalities to drafting a will; Philadelphia wills & estates attorneys can help you be certain the will you draft is valid.
Common Provisions to Include in a Will
While a will can be as simple or complex as you like, there are a few common provisions that you will likely want to include. Some of the most typical include:
- Capacity. To help create a valid will, you may want to include a general statement that you are of sound mind and understand that you are signing a will.
- Executor. The executor of your will carries out your wishes after death. You will want to give some thought to who would be a reliable executor.
- Guardian. You can name guardians to watch over your minor children.
- Heirs and Beneficiaries. Heirs and beneficiaries are individuals who receive your property after you have passed away.
Keep in mind that the exact provisions that you will want to include in your will are very specific to your life. To learn more about what is right for you, you will want to talk to an experienced attorney.
Contact a Philadelphia Wills Lawyer
If you have any questions about drafting a will and creating an estate plan, it will help you to start working with Philadelphia wills & estates attorneys who understand the legal details. Get started discussing the specifics of your estate planning needs with attorney Anthony Caiazzo by calling (215) 465 – 5575.