Cherry Hill Wills Attorney
Estate Planning Lawyer for Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Surrounding Areas
A will is the most usual and common document used for people to inform others about how their estate should be dealt with after they have passed away. A will that is thorough and comprehensive in its content can ease the transition for surviving family members by distributing property and other inheritances rapidly and avoiding burdensome tax consequences. Having a will can give one peace of mind yet many people put off or avoid the task of making a valid will.
If you or someone you know needs legal assistance with the creation of a will, please contact the Cherry Hill wills lawyer at the Law Offices of Tejal V. Patel. Attorney Tejal V. Patel is a legal estate planner who can ensure that your will is clear, thorough, and legally valid. She can provide you with the legal information and guidance you need to understand and complete the process of creating a will. She offers a free, initial consultation in which you may discuss your concerns and objectives regarding this most important estate planning tool.
A will can vary in length and complexity, from a one-page document to a considerable quantity of material, depending on the size of the estate it concerns and the preferences and instructions of the individual creating it, called the testator. In a will, the testator's estate is described, as well the beneficiaries of specific property, as well as other instructions. The testator may wish to include directions for charitable gifts, for setting up posthumous trusts, for the care of a minor child, or for any other matter pertaining to his or her estate.
A will is a written document, signed by the testator and witnessed and / or notarized. It will remain effective until it is revoked or overridden by a subsequent one. Certain changes can be made to a will by codicil, which is an amendment. In a will, an executor or personal representative is named who will manage the estate and see that the will is carried out after the testator dies.
As in any legal matter, it is important to ensure that your will is legally binding and written per the law. By consulting with the Cherry Hill wills attorney at the firm, you will receive the benefit of her legal knowledge in the formation of your will.
Need a will? Contact the Cherry Hill Wills Lawyer at the firm for the legal information and support you need today!