Utilizing The Power Of A Will
If you are contemplating creating an estate plan, a will is going to be one of the most valuable aspects to consider. With a well-designed will, you have the ability to protect your partner, children, business and assets, and you can also make it clear how you want everything handled after you pass on.
At MT Law LLC, our attorneys can help you create a detailed will that is tailored to your specific needs. We will answer your questions and walk you through all aspects of its creation.
What Can A Will Do?
A will can do many things. This is the legal document in which you will express your wishes regarding your health care, family, business and assets. A will can also act as a place to express sentiments toward your loved ones. A well-constructed will can:
- Dictate how you want your estate distributed and to whom
- Name an appointed guardian for your children
- Minimize the impact of estate taxes
- Keep your estate from going through probate
- Allow your property to be transferred quickly
- Dictate your medical directives
- Communicate a loving message to your family and friends
- Name the executor for your business
- Identify who will take over your share of your business
With a will in place, you can ease the burden on your family members after your passing. Our attorneys have a breadth of knowledge which includes business laws, real estate laws and international laws. With experience in several areas of law, we can help you make an estate plan and will that best serve you and your family.
What Makes A Will Valid?
It is important that your will is completed with the help of a legal advocate. Any errors could pose challenges for your family in the future and derail your plans. A few parameters that must be followed include:
- You must be of legal age. In Boston and throughout the U.S., this means you must be 18.
- You have to have the mental capacity to understand what the document is, says and does.
- The will must be signed voluntarily and without coercion or persuasion.
- The will must be written, dated, signed and witnessed by multiple parties.
- The instructions regarding property distribution and medical wishes must be legal.
Let Us Help You Write Your Will
As you can see, a will is a powerful tool that must be completed following correct procedures. We are ready to assist you with writing your will and to ensure that the will is valid. Contact our Massachusetts office online or by calling 800-345-1899. Our team is ready to help you preserve your legacy and make your wishes known.