One of the most important parts of the probate process involves the will and trust of the deceased person. This area of law is all too often filled with conflict and strong emotions, which is especially true if the person who passed away didn’t properly prepare their will and trust. Approximately 55% of Americans do not have will in place, meaning that their friends, family, loved ones, and the court are left to figure out a solution.
While many attorneys will convince you that you need a will to make sure that your loved ones receive the property that you want to pass on to them, there are actually several practical reasons for having a will in place. Some of these includes:
With all the benefits listed above, it’s important to remember that you can always change your mind with your will. We all know that things change every day, and if you create a will and then want to add or remove people from it, you can change it to reflect your current wishes.
Thomas H. Keen is a lifelong Texan with extensive litigation experience dealing with a variety of civil issues. He has represented local and national banks, insurance companies, and private and public corporations in the state of Texas for more than 30 years. Thomas holds the highest peer ratings from Martindale-Hubbell in areas including quality and ethics. Whether you’re seeking legal representation concerning real estate, business transactions, probate, or wills and trusts, your case will receive Thomas’ personal attention.