What We Offer You
There are several things that our lawyers will help you go through. These are things you may not have any experience dealing with. That is why our Stillwater estate planning lawyers can help you with:
- Financial & medical power of attorney
- Living wills
Being as prepared as possible now is only going to help your loved ones later. We help you prepare for any kind of situation that could happen.
We are methodical and deliberate. We do our very best to make this process easy for you. We understands that it is tedious work, but our job is to take the stress away from you during this time of critical planning.
Probate is a process that your attorney will initiate to validate a will. A lot of people wish to avoid probate for a number of reasons. The reasons people want to avoid include:
- How slow it is
- How much money it costs
- How public it is
Probate takes time. Sometimes years, particularly if the will is complicated or has a lot to debate over. Probate isn’t free. It costs money, and people generally want to avoid added expenses, especially when there is a threat of expenses for an extended period of time. Also, the process is all public record, which might bother some people who wish for their business to remain private.
Our Stillwater estate planning lawyers can help you understand this and plan in an easier way.
Why You Shouldn’t Die Without a Will
If you don’t have a spouse, it will be different in terms of what happens to your estate. Unmarried people will have their estate given to living parents. If there are no living parents, the estate goes to siblings and is equally divided.
If you are unmarried with no living parents, siblings, nieces or nephews, then your estate goes to family members on your mother’s side and your father’s side in equal parts.
If you have children but no spouse, then your estate will be given to them. If there are multiple children, the estate gets divided between them.
By not having a will, you leave all of this to be indiscriminately divided between your family. For most people, that is not what they would consider to be the best scenario.
The scenario looks similar if you die without a will, but were married. Your estate goes to your spouse. Or it could be divided among your spouse, siblings, and parents if the estate is your separate property. If you had children in this marriage, then the entire estate goes to your spouse if they’re living.
Most people would like for certain people to get certain things when they pass. If you have any specific wishes as to what happens with your estate, then you’re going to want to set up a will.
Dying without a will means that you can’t give your granddaughter that pearl necklace you had when you were her age. It means you can’t pass down your grand piano to your musician nephew. Dying without a will means that everything you own gets split up and given to family without any rhyme or reason. Contact our Stillwater estate planning lawyers to make sure that this doesn’t happen.
Why You Should Hire an Stillwater Estate Planning Lawyer
While you certainly could choose not to plan, we strongly advise against it. We want to protect you and your loved ones from having to deal with a lot of stress after your passing. Things get very complicated if there are no wills or trusts or anything planned ahead.
A Stillwater estate planning lawyer will be able to advise you on how to best handle all of your affairs in the way they should properly be handled. We take away the stress of planning for you and the stress of dealing with everything for your family.
This is what we do best. It’s not wise to go to someone who handles family law or DUI cases and ask them if they will also do your estate planning. Choose someone who does this all the time, not someone who will figure it out as they go. Estate planning is so important. You wouldn’t want it to go badly. Work with a lawyer who you can trust to get it right.
Call Our Stillwater Estate Planning Lawyers Today
Don’t delay. We are happy to hear from you. Give our office a call. We can guide you through each step. This can be made simple.
Start the process by calling Murray Law Firm to consult with our experienced Stillwater estate planning attorneys.
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