What is a last will and testament?
A last will and testament is an extremely important document that specifies who will receive your assets upon your death. Additionally, you can identify your burial wishes and designate guardians of your minor children.
However, if a person dies with only a will (or without a will), the probate court will then oversee the distribution of property. The person appointed by the court to oversee the handling of the estate has many responsibilities during this process which can be longer, more complicated, and more expensive than most would expect.
Planning a last will and testament is only a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to estate planning. To learn more about revocable living trusts and other estate planning options, please call our experienced attorneys at Lester, Cantrell & Kraus, LLP for a consultation. We also handle estate litigation.
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