A Will Is A Critical Part Of Estate Planning
Your Family’s Law Firm
A will is one of the most commonly used tools in estate planning, but there are still many misconceptions about what a will does for you and your loved ones. At Weinstein & Randisi, a Rochester, New York, estate planning law firm, we guide clients through the process of creating estate plans that fit their lives – often drafting and modifying wills in the process.
A last will and testament, more commonly referred to simply as a will, is a legal document that tells the court how you want your property and financial assets to be distributed after you have passed away.
Many people mistakenly believe that it is not important for them to have a will, because they are not wealthy or their family already knows what they would want if something should happen to them. However, without a properly executed will, your family may not know or be able to carry out your wishes.
Experienced Advocates Helping You Plan For Your Future
At Weinstein & Randisi, we begin every estate plan by sitting down with our clients to discuss their goals. Then, we offer practical advice on the most efficient and effective way to make those goals a reality. Our seasoned estate planning lawyers will guide you through the process of drafting a comprehensive will that addresses your current needs and future contingencies.
In addition to drafting the will, we take the time to explain how a will guides the probate process. Contrary to belief, a will does not prevent your estate from going through the probate process. Instead, the will provides a judge with an instruction sheet to follow. We outline how your property and assets would be dealt with as the probate administration moves forward, and answer questions now about probate, so that you can feel confident that you have the right estate plan in place for your family.
As time goes by and your assets change, so do the needs of your loved ones. We build lasting relationships with clients, meeting with them regularly, helping them keep their wills and other estate planning documents up-to-date. If you have a question about how your will may be affected by a change in the law or in your personal situation, we are always available to answer your questions free of charge.