Last Will and Testaments
Your last will and testament, also referred to as a testamentary will, is the estate planning document that prescribes how your wishes are to be carried out regarding your investments, property, or assets after you pass away. Our team is experienced and continually educated on Florida’s unique laws and requirements for these documents. Based in Palm Beach Gardens, every last will we draft at Blatt Legal is customized, so the language will vary based on your family’s situation, and will be designed to protect and accomplish your goals.
There are many different family situations that can be addressed in a testamentary will, such as provisions for individuals who:
- Are married with children
- Are married without children
- Have children but no spouse
- Are single without children
- Wish to provide assets to businesses, educational institutions, charities, or other family members
We know that drafting a last will and testament is highly personal, and that’s why we work to get to know you and your wishes with a comprehensive evaluation. Without a last will and testament in place, Florida law specifies that the court can rule on what to do with your property and assets. Regardless of the size of your estate, or if you reside in Wellington, Palm Beach or other areas, having a will can clarify your wishes and reduce the opportunities for any legal issues as well as prevent your loved ones from any confusion after you have passed away. Failing to have such a document in place can add to the grief and hardship your loved ones are suffering, and we can help you put together a will that is as simple or as complex as needed.
Issues frequently addressed in a simple will may include:
- Creation of trusts
- Distribution of property
- Tools to identify heirs
- Procedures for choosing a guardian
- Establishing trustees for your estate
A more complex will may also address some of these issues, alongside others, such as provisions for:
- Land ownership concerns
- Investment portfolios
- Estate tax planning
- Trust administration
- Retirement accounts
- Life insurance policies
- Business interests
Don’t let the process of putting together a last will and testament overwhelm you- our office in Palm Beach is here to help and answer all of your questions. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.