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Draft a Will to Address Special Needs or a Disability
Drafting a legally-sound will is of the utmost importance if you have children, own a good deal of property, or are responsible for caring for a loved one with a disability.
No matter your age, or whether or not you are married or have children, it is important to have a will in place. A will can help you protect your assets and make sure that your wishes are carried out in the event of an accident or illness. Planning for your future now while you are still in good health can help you avoid future problems should you suffer an unexpected disability.
At Disability Planning Partners, our team of Hartford estate planning attorneys can help you understand your options and various legal right regarding a Last Will and Testament. We can be your personal representatives in the courtroom. We are also able to assist you with a variety of other will-related matters, including living trusts, establishing the validity of a will in probate or will-related disputes. In every instance, we take the time to understand your unique situation and create a plan of legal action that’s tailored to your specific goals. We work to create an entire plan for you, your dependents, and your estate.
What is the difference between a will and estate planning?
A Will is a document that is used to transfer ownership of your property to your heirs, appoint an Executor (the person who will have responsibility and oversight for your property when you die), and names the people who will inherit from you.
A Will is also just one component of an estate plan. I argue the Will, in certain circumstances, may be the least important legal document in an estate plan.
An estate plan examines the assets of a person or family, the relationships between family members, estate taxes, income taxes, property ownership, bank accounts, retirement accounts, life insurance policies, and personal property. An estate plan may use different tools to transfer ownership to beneficiaries of your estate such as beneficiary designations, revocable and irrevocable trust, minor’s trusts, and perhaps, payable on death beneficiaries.
Discuss your will and estate planning needs with an attorney who has the knowledge to provide personalized insight. Call us at (860) 271-0486 today!
The Importance of Drafting a Last Will & Testament
A Last Will and Testament, commonly referred to as a will, is a legal document that describes one’s final wishes as they relate to his or her assets and dependents. The will is an important document in estate planning. A will designates a person as an executor and that person is then responsible for making sure the items specified in the will are settled accordingly.
If a person passes on without a will, state laws (known as “laws of intestacy”) dictate how the individual’s assets are distributed. In addition, if the individual dies without designating a guardian for minor dependents, then the probate court determines who should care for your children. This is an undesirable situation for many families, especially when the decedent’s wishes for his or her estate plan do not match how the law would distribute the individual’s hard earned property. As such, it is important to draft a will that will set forth your exact wishes regarding your property, assets, and dependents.
With a Last Will and Testament, you can:
- Provide specific instructions regarding the division of assets and property
- Establish guardianship for minor children
- Establish guardianship and care for special needs or dependents with disabilities
Our knowledgeable Connecticut will lawyers can help you throughout every stage of the estate planning process. We understand that circumstances may change and you may wish to make amendments or adjustments to your will. We strive to create lasting relationships with every one of our clients, providing ongoing assistance with any questions or concerns you may have. At Disability Planning Partners, we’re here for you at every age and stage of your life.
Make sure your wishes are carried out and your loved ones are provided for with a legally sound will. Contact our team centrally located in Hartford, Connecticut today at (860) 271-0486 to find out how we can help!