There are few things more important in the world of estate planning than drafting a valid and enforceable will. If you’re looking to write your will, our legal team is here to help. Continue reading and contact a dedicated Bergen County wills lawyer from the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi to learn more about the process and how we can guide you through it.
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Wills are thought of as the cornerstone of estate planning, and our firm is honored to help so many clients preserve their legacies for future generations. If you need a knowledgeable Bergen County, New Jersey estate planning lawyer to help you craft your will, look no further than the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi.
What is a Will?
A will is a written instrument containing directions on how and when the decedent’s assets are to be distributed upon his or her death. Wills can also contain a variety of other directives such as: naming a guardian to take care of a minor’s person and property; creating a trust known as a “testamentary trust for the benefit of third parties,” or creating a trust for an individual’s unique medical/physical circumstances, known as a “special needs trust.”
What Makes a Will Valid & Enforceable?
In order for a will to be legally valid, it must meet certain statutory requirements such as: signing the Will in the presence of two or more witnesses; being mentally competent; not acting under duress or under the controlling influence of another.
Do I Need an Attorney to Draft a Will?
Though you technically can draft a will without the help of an attorney, as there are many free will-writing resources available, anyone familiar with the estate planning process will tell you this is never a good idea. Drafting a will on your own will open you up to a wide range of potential legal pitfalls. Even one misphrase can drastically impact how your assets are distributed upon your passing–or make your will entirely unenforceable. Our firm can ensure your will protects, preserves, and distributes your assets according to your wishes.
Contact a New Jersey Wills Lawyer Today
Your will is a quintessential part of the legacy you leave behind. Don’t run the risk of drafting your will without a competent legal team in your corner. Our firm has decades of experience handling a wide range of estate planning matters on behalf of our clients, and we’re here to put that experience to work for you. For more information related to wills, contact probate lawyer E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi.