Woodland Hills Will Attorney
Helping California clients draft and execute wills
Preparing for the future is an important part of life. Though the idea may be overwhelming, developing a complete estate plan can help you secure your goals for the future of your estate and help your family focus on healing after you pass. A will may be the most important testamentary document one can execute. It will help you develop clear instructions for your estate and establish the person who will carry out your wishes, your executor. A will is important for everyone. Whether you are a person of means or one who lives a modest lifestyle, a will can help you pass on your possessions according to your vision and not the by the guidelines of California when a person dies intestate. The Law Offices of Yacoba Ann Feldman helps clients from all walks of life through these tough topics and compassionately guides them towards enforceable estate plans designed to meet their specific goals and person needs. To schedule a consultation, please contact The Law Offices of Yacoba Ann Feldman.
Why is a will important?
Drafting a will should be something everyone does. Your will can declare your wishes for your estate. A person who dies with a will dies “testate.” A person who doesn’t have a will dies “intestate.” A will helps a person pass assets to heirs and loved ones while avoiding family stress during tough times. Some of the many assets that can be passed include bank accounts, real estate, securities, and personal belongings. Even the smallest items can be included in the document. Preparing for the future can be a relief to you and the family you may leave behind.
Executing a valid will
According to California Probate Code Section 6110, a valid will should be signed by the testator, in the name of the testator by another person in the testator’s presence and provided with the authority, or by a conservator pursuant to a court order to make a will. A formal/ attested will must satisfy some requirements described below.
- The will must be in writing.
- The will must be known to be a will.
- The will must be witnessed by two people.
- The witnesses must know they are at a will signing by hearing the testator proclaim this fact.
Once you have drafted a valid will, it can be filed and probated. It is important to draft and execute a durable will that can avoid the stress to the family and the possibility of litigation after your passing.
A Will As Starting Point
A Will is a good starting point but is often not enough to fully address your concerns and the needs of those who depend on you.
Contact The Law Offices of Yacoba Ann Feldman
Having the right attorney that can develop the tailored estate plan you need can mean a world of difference. At The Law Offices of Yacoba Ann Feldman, we listen to you and help you achieve your goals in a comfortable and welcoming environment. While we appreciate how hard it is to discuss what happens after you are gone, our firm is here to compassionately guide you. If you need our help, contact The Law Offices of Yacoba Ann Feldman for a consultation.