Following one’s death, the probate process can help determine what becomes of that person’s belongings. Without a last will and written testament, it can be difficult for family members to determine who will receive ownership of the deceased’s jewelry, vehicles, house or other personal belongings. It’s also important to have a will prepared as it can prevent family disputes or having a court of law determine where the deceased’s belongings will go.
A will grants sole discretion over distributing assets and property to named beneficiaries. These assets can include but are not limited to:
- Family heirlooms
- Bank accounts
- Other personal belongings
In addition, a will also allows one to list specifications regarding the guardianship of their underage children, organ donation wishes and medical decisions to be made in the event they are incapacitated.
Keep in mind that a will must meet state requirements along with being valid and flexible. This means it must be devoid of loopholes that any outside parties can exploit. Know that our McAllen probate lawyers are familiar and experienced in formulating definitive wills and outlining the exact specifications of each client’s needs. Ensure that your will has been taken care of by contacting us today.