It’s said that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. This is never more true than it is with your last will and testament. You need to plan ahead so you don’t fail your family after you pass away. However, it can be confusing to put together your will to make sure that everything is legal and official. This is why you need help from an estate planning attorney in Tampa. Keep reading for more reasons why you need an experienced attorney like Anthony Candela from Candela Law Firm.
Your documents comply with current laws
There are different laws that apply depending on whether you want to put together a will or trust. When you work with an estate planning attorney, you’ll get advice in accordance with current laws so that your family doesn’t have to jump through any extra legal hoops when it comes time to execute your will or when a trust matures.
Your documents say what you want them to
When it comes to legal documents, it’s easy to find loopholes if the language isn’t clear. An attorney will help to make sure that your documents say exactly what you want them to say. This means that everything from phrasing, grammar, and punctuation will be taken care of to ensure that you’re saying exactly what you want. Your documents won’t be open to interpretation or misunderstood after you’re gone.
You get sound legal advice
Distributing assets can be tricky. There are likely going to be taxes involved with distributions should they exceed a specific threshold and knowing how to avoid those is a great way to help your kin. Additionally, certain assets are not legally allowed to be put in a will and an estate planning attorney can help you to identify these items so that there aren’t any issues in the future.
Your documents are professionally drafted and executed
It is possible to buy a form for a will online, fill in the blanks, and have it signed by a notary. This is the fast and easy way to get this done. However, your assets are often more complex than you realize, and ensuring that everything you have is included in your will takes a lot of work. When you work with an estate planning lawyer, you will not only get everything included, you can be comfortable knowing that your will has been drafted by an expert. This means that all the verbiage and terminology are exact. Finally, your attorney will help to make sure that you meet necessary requirements with witnesses and a notary public when it comes time to sign your will.
You have a resource for future questions
Even after you’ve put together your will, it’s normal to have questions. Should you need assistance updating your will or obtain new assets, it’s important to have expert advice when making the proper adjustments. Your estate attorney will be there for you to verify everything and answer all the questions you have.
Get in touch to get started
To learn more about how an estate planning attorney can help you prepare a will or trust, get in touch with our team at Candela Law Firm. We’re experts in estate planning and will help you properly prepare your assets to be distributed among your family once you pass away. Send us a message using our contact form to get more information or let us know you’re ready to get started. We’ll be sure to promptly return your message.