Wills in Finger Lakes & Central New York

No matter your age, a will is an important legal document for any adult to have in place. A will gives you peace of mind that comes with knowing that your wishes are stated clearly, and what matters most to you will be taken care of in the event of your passing.

Wills in Finger Lakes & Central New York

A will is a legal document that sets out your wishes for what will happen to your property and other assets at the time of your death. It can also set forth who should assume legal guardianship of your children.

The person writing a will is known as a “testator”. A testator will designate an individual or individuals who will see that the will is executed according to his or her wishes. These individuals are known as “executors” of the will. A will can name people and/or organizations that will inherit property at the time of the testator's death. These are known as “beneficiaries” of the will.

Benefits of Having a Will in Finger Lakes & Central New York

A will gives you the power to direct who will inherit your property and prevent the government from stepping in to make these important decisions. Dying without a will in place is referred to as dying “intestate”. When this happens, the state has a predetermined system that will direct everything in your estate to go to certain individuals. There are many benefits to having a will in place, rather than relying on the state to take over. 

A will gives you the ability to designate who will care for your children as well as structuring your assets in a way that will leave them financially supported. A will also makes the process much easier on your loved ones, who can feel confident that they are carrying out your wishes. Additionally, you can structure your wealth to meet your unique wishes, such as leaving money to a charitable organization or setting up funds to care for your pets.

Wills Attorney in Finger Lakes & Central New York

Be sure to have everything that you have worked so hard for and your precious heirlooms end up in the right hands. Jill can help you through this process with the care and reassurance you need. Call Jill at 315-664-4458 to schedule a consultation today.

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