The Importance of Wills and Trusts
I recently had a family member pass, and they didn't have a will or an estate. The kids all have different ideas about what to do with the property, so there's a lot of bickering. None of this had to happen—it all could have been planned for and handled in a will.
Everybody needs a will, and if you own real estate, you also need a trust. You want to stay out of probate because that costs more than creating the will and trust. Having things planned out will also reduce stress during an emotional time. On top of that, establishing a set plan will avoid family members infighting and allow them to grieve together.
Many attorneys will provide a free consultation over the phone to give you some options. If you need one, we're happy to get you in touch with somebody so you can save your loved ones that headache when you pass.
If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me by phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you.