We always tell our clients how important it is to have a will and what a critical part of your estate plan this document will become. Things can change though, and sometimes a will that you write when you are younger just does not seem to fit with your current plans and what you would like to do with your assets. Fortunately, it is actually not that difficult to change this document. A Woodland Hills will attorney from our firm is ready to help you.
Which Life Events Offer Me an Opportunity to Make Changes to My Will?
You really do not need an excuse to change your will. Our lawyers are willing to help you at every time. However, it might be wise to know what kind of life events can trigger others to change their wills. Events like:
- A divorce
- The death of a spouse
- The birth of a child
- A falling out with a friend or family member
- You want to change your executor
Why Do I Need a Will?
Having a will makes it possible to declare your wishes for your estate and what will happen to your assets when you pass them down. Dying without one means that you die “intestate.” This means that the court has its say when determining which assets go where. If you have specific plans regarding certain assets or beneficiaries, the court cannot know that and you will not get the chance to get your wishes honored.
This is also why you need to act quickly when you do want to make a change to your will. If something happens and you need to change your plans, you do not want to pass away before you have the chance to update your will.
Can a Lawyer Help Me Make Changes to a Will?
Yes, a lawyer can help you make changes to a will. We actually recommend this. There are online guides concerning wills and how to make them, but you want to be sure that your will is legally binding. If it is not, it could be thrown out. That would mean that all of your property could still end up going through the probate process, and that can cause a lot of unnecessary stress and confusion,
An experienced estate planning lawyer will get your will right the first time. Then when you need to change a will, they can help you with that too. You won’t have to worry about your will being invalidated for not being in compliance with the law.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
Whether you are ready to write your will or edit your current one, our estate planning lawyers are ready to help. Contact the Law Offices of Yacoba Ann Feldman and schedule a consultation with our team. We are ready to help you update your plans and ensure that all of your beneficiaries are well taken care of.