Deciding how you want your personal property and wealth distributed is more than a matter of expressing it to family members and others. There are complex state and federal laws that govern how a person’s property or financial resources may be passed on to others or set aside in trust for another person, charity, or organization. A skilled attorney can guarantee that your wishes are honored by creating a strong will or trust document that will stand court scrutiny. Such an attorney also serves people or organizations at the receiving end of someone’s distribution of wealth.
An attorney skilled in wills and trusts may:
- Draft new wills or review existing ones
- Create legal documents to establish a trust
- Advise on legal considerations to someone’s distribution wishes
- Represent an estate, trust or recipient in court when issues are contested
- Living Wills