At What Point Should I Create a Will?

Most people understand there are benefits to having a will or living trust. It is an unfortunate fact, however, that close to 55% of all American adults are currently living without a will or any type of estate litigation in place. This leaves their assets, property and the remainder of their estate subject to distribution under state law. If you want to have a say in how your assets and estate will be distributed to your children and heirs, then you need to create a will. If you don't want your beneficiaries to be left fighting to retain even the smallest portion of the estate you worked so hard to build, you need a will. If you want to ensure your loved ones are adequately provided for after you are gone, then it is vital you waste no time in creating your will.

Establishing a will or living trust does not have to be a time-consuming process. It is an important part of protecting those you love. A will is one of the most important documents all adults should have in place. With some assistance from a skilled trust lawyer will be able to help make the process of creating your will a relatively painless experience. You may even find that sitting down to discuss and lay out the details of your will can present other issues which should be addressed.

While many people have come to the conclusion that they should wait until they are married or have children before creating a will, it is important that have a will in place throughout your adult life. Yes, there will probably be numerous changes as you get older and you may or may not amass additional property and assets along the way, but having a will in place serves to protect those assets in the event of your untimely death. A will can also help provide for burial and other related expenses so that your family and loved ones are not left struggling to cover the costs. Once your will has been established, it is strongly recommended that you and your lawyer review the your will on a yearly basis. Times change and it is important that your will changes with them.

To help you create your will and assist you with all of your trust and estate litigation needs, it is recommended you contact the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C. The firm is a boutique law firm known for their high-quality, personalized service. They are committed to helping Los Angeles residents take the legal steps necessary to protect their assets and interests, and they look forward to doing the same for you. Protect those you love. Contact the firm and schedule to meet with our Los Angeles trust lawyer right away.

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