Helping You Create an Effective Will
A will is a key, though often misunderstood, part of an overarching estate plan. For many people, a will is nothing important. They think they can either ignore the need for a will or just do it themselves with an online form. Some others take the opposite extreme and think of a will as an extremely complicated legal device that would be far too cumbersome to put together.
The truth is somewhere in the middle. Yes, a will is important and complicated enough to call for assistance from an experienced attorney. Yet the process can be made quite simple and efficient. At the Law Office of Bradley D. Schnur, Esq. P.C., you will find the help you need. Mr. Schnur has more than 20 years of legal experience serving clients in Nassau County, Suffolk County and the surrounding areas of New York.
Why Is It Important to Have a Will?
A will is a critical document in your estate plan. It is a way to control how your assets are passed on to your loved ones and to the next generation. If you don’t have a will, state laws will determine who gets your assets. By creating a will, you retain control of these important decisions.
Another benefit of a will is that it reduces the stress on your family. Rather than people fighting over who gets what, they will be able to look at your will and know that these decisions have already been made.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer to Make a Will?
While there are many online, do-it-yourself options for creating a will, none of them can replace the help of an experienced attorney. The reality is that there are many legal nuances, complications and potential pitfalls. While a good lawyer will see these while creating your will, a do-it-yourself form will not. It is best to trust a legal professional for something so important.
How Can the Law Office of Bradley D. Schnur, Esq. P.C. Help?
At the Law Office of Bradley D. Schnur, Esq. P.C., we take a personalized approach. We will take the time to listen, understand your goals and advise you about your options. We will work efficiently to get you a high quality will that is drafted quickly and effectively.
Navigating the Probate Process
We also assist families with the probate and/or administration process after a person passes away. If the person who passed (decedent) had a will, the will must be filed in Surrogate’s Court where the individual resided. If the individual passed away without a will, then an administration proceeding, seeking to appoint an interested party as the administrator of the estate, is filed.