Need Help Creating a Will in Jacksonville, FL?
Contact Our Estate Planning Attorneys for a Free Consultation
Every year, countless people pass away without a will—which is also
known as dying “intestate.” This can happen for a number of
different reasons. Some people are young and can’t envision a day
when they will no longer be with their family and loved ones. Others aren’t
wealthy, so they don’t think it matters. But perhaps the biggest
reasons that most people haven’t prepared a will is because they
simply haven’t gotten around to it.
The reality is that dying without a properly drafted will almost always
causes unnecessary hardship for your survivors as they try to speculate
about what you would have wanted. When you come to Owenby Law, P.A. for
help with all of your
estate planning needs, we can make the preparation of your will a relatively easy process.
Then, you can move forward with peace of mind. Contact our Jacksonville
estate planning lawyers today.
If you are ready to get started, call (904) 770-3141 for your
free initial consultation.
What is a Last Will and Testament?
In Florida, the terms "will" and "testament" are synonymous.
A will is a document that appoints a person to read, interpret, and execute
the final wishes of the preparer with regard to property and other matters.
A will can be simple or very complex. However, in order for a will to
be valid under Florida law, it must meet certain conditions. The testator’s
wishes must be stated in writing, the will must bear the testator’s
signature, and the testator’s name must be subscribed at the end
of the will by some other person in the testator’s presence and
by the testator’s direction.
Why is it a good idea to hire a Jacksonville estate planning attorney?
- Your lawyer will keep a copy of your will on file in case your family can’t
locate your copy
- There may be issues that you haven’t considered, especially where
minor children are involved
There may be
estate tax implications that you haven’t considered, or don’t know how to minimize
- The will may not accomplish everything that you hope for without supporting
- You may be trying to accomplish something in the will that is contrary
to Florida state law
Don’t Wait to Start Planning for the Future – Contact Owenby Law, P.A.
When you meet with a Jacksonville estate planning lawyer at Owenby Law,
P.A., we will find out what you want to accomplish and how you want your
estate to be distributed. Then we will make recommendations to ensure
that you walk away with the peace of mind of knowing that your affairs
are in order. When you come to our firm for help with your
elder law needs, you can rest easier knowing that we are taking care of the details.
For more information about wills, please
contact Owenby Law, P.A. without delay.