When the time comes to make your last will and testament, you have many critical decisions to make. A will is usually your last chance to accomplish your end-of-life goals. For many, it also provides an opportunity to say a few final words to loved ones.
When you begin putting your thoughts and goals in writing, you may feel that your will is growing too large. At the same time, you might worry that you are leaving something vital out of your will.
How an attorney can help
It is normal to worry about your will, especially if you have never made one before. Many people choose to have an attorney help them draft their wills. There are many benefits to this approach, including the ones listed below.
- Keeps language in your will easy-to-understand.
- Ensures the document conforms to the laws in New York.
- Tailors your will to fulfill your specific goals and needs.
- Ensures your assets go to the proper beneficiaries.
- Assists you in adding a brief but meaningful final message to your family.
Another advantage of hiring an estate planning attorney is that you will have much less work to do when creating your will. In many cases, a lawyer writes the will according to your discussions and any documentation you provide. You will review each draft of the will with your attorney and then decide when the document meets your needs.
With this extra time, you can continue enjoying your life and your family, confident that you are well-prepared for the end of your life. We urge you to learn more by exploring our estate planning learning center. You may also reach out to our staff with your questions about estate planning.