While it may be uncomfortable to think far ahead into the future about what may happen after you are gone, our Portland probate attorneys believe it is crucial for everyone to consider probating a will. Despite popular opinion, wills are not only for the immensely wealthy--in fact, we at Landerholm Family Law, believe every person should consider probating a will at some point in his or her lifetime. No matter your situation, you will want to ensure you have a say over what happens to your savings, property, or assets once you are no longer here to control them.
A will is a legal document which dictates your exact desires and needs, specifying instructions as to how your property and assets will be distributed upon your passing. Nearly anything can be adjusted in a will, including choosing a fiduciary who will carry out your wishes and ensure those needs are met. If you have minor children, you may also select who you would like to be the guardian of your children, and this person will also control any assets you leave for your children.
Without a will, you will have no say as to how your property and assets will be distributed, and it may leave your loved ones without a leg to stand on. This is why our Portland probate attorneys believe it is vital for everyone to consider the future as soon as they can.
At Landerholm Family Law, we understand it may not always be the most pleasant or comfortable prospect to think about, which is why we want to help. Our compassionate and informative legal team will walk you through the process of probating a will, step-by-step. We know you don’t want to be in the position of leaving your family without if anything ever happens to you, which is why we want to help you take care of everything as best as we can.
Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling us at (503) 573-5566.