We at Nicoletti Accident Injury Lawyers think it is imperative that everyone over the age of 18 should have a comprehensive Estate Plan created. You should know that your assets are going to the beneficiary that you want them to go to and that any other wishes are carried out as well. The first step in any Estate Plan is having a Will drafted.
What is a Will?
A Will, also know as a “Last Will and Testament” is a legal document that is intended to state your final wishes regarding your estate when you pass on. In addition to the distribution of assets, a will can include provisions about guardianship for your minor children, provisions for adult children that have special needs, the appointment of a personal representative, and funeral arrangements. To be valid in Florida, a Will must be signed and witnessed by two individuals.
Do I have to have a Will?
You are not required in the State of Florida to have a Will. But, if you do not have a will drafted, then you will die intestate which means, without a will. In that case, your assets will be passed on in accordance with Florida intestacy laws. That means that your assets may be distributed not in accordance with your final wishes. Therefore, if you have certain loved ones in your life that you would like to have certain assets, it is imperative that you have a will drawn up.
How much does it cost?
Estate Planning is much more affordable than you might think. Our Estate Planning Attorneys will first meet with you for a FREE no-obligation consultation where our attorneys will go over your estate with you and will make recommendations. The attorney will also address any questions or concerns that you may have. We will then quote our fee right there. There are no hidden fees and we provide you with full disclosure.
If you need a Will, call the Estate Planning Attorneys of the Nicoletti Accident Injury Lawyers today at (727) 845-5972. We look forward to assisting you!