Deciding what to do with your assets and property can be a daunting task, but it does not have to be. At Parker, LLP Attorneys at Law, our probate team offers will preparation services to protect your wishes and your assets, as well as probate services for those suffering from a recent loss. When you know you need to start planning for the future, but do not know where to begin, look no further than our law firm for comprehensive and compassionate legal counsel, all delivered at competitive prices.
The key is drafting a will that is customized to your unique situation and in a way that best follows your wishes. Our probate lawyers are here to sit down with you to discuss your objectives, and to craft the will that best addresses your needs and wishes and that meets the requirements of the probate statutes for your state, whether it’s Texas, California or Oklahoma.
When creating your will, we should consider:
When going through the process of creating a will, most states require that:
The person who creates the will is at least 18 years old and level headed.
Having a statement that this document is the testator’s will.
The will is computer-printed or typed up, unless the will is handwritten which is also acceptable.
Must have one component written covering where the property will be disbursed to or who will be appointed guardian to children who are minors.
You have an executor designated.
The testator and at least two other people have signed the will.
When signing a will and selecting witnesses, the testator should follow these guidelines:
Must include the date and sign at the end of a typed will in ink.
Signature has to match the name that shows up on the will.
Witnesses must see the creator sign the will.
The witnesses would then sign the will as well.
Witnesses have to be at least 18 years old.
A witness cannot be listed as a beneficiary in the will.
It is not mandatory to get your will notarized, but it may simplify the probate processes if it comes to that.
When faced with the loss of a loved one, the probate process can be confusing and complicated. Furthermore, some wills are not drafted correctly or become challenged by an interested third party, slowing down the time it takes for property and assets to be distributed to named beneficiaries. Let us help guide you through this difficult time, assisting with the probate and administration of your loved one’s estate.
Sometimes the most difficult part of creating a will and anticipating probate is just getting started. Our legal team is here to take the guesswork and the hesitation out of your will and probate by providing honest, cost-effective, and reliable legal services.
Contact a member of our team to learn how we can represent you.