Experienced Wills Lawyer Helping Wayzata Families Manage Assets
Wills are legal documents that allow you to manage your assets in virtually any way you like, both while you’re still earning an income and after you’ve passed. We can help you create a will that ensures your wishes are heard and respected in the event you can’t communicate those directives yourself. Common things we help our clients plan for include, though certainly are not limited to:
- Leaving property or other major assets to family, friends, or charities.
- Determining guardians for your children in the event of your death before they reach the age of 18.
- Designating trusted adults to help your children manage your estate before they are of age.
- Naming an executor you trust to distribute your assets as you intend.
What Happens If I Die Without a Will?
When someone dies without leaving a will, their estate is required by the state to go through what’s known as the probate process in front of a judge. Probate is the term for the legal actions necessary for managing the estate of someone who has died. Even with a will in place, estates will still undergo probate but not necessarily with the court. Essentially, if you pass away without having a comprehensive will your assets will be distributed as a judge sees fit, regardless of what you would have wanted. This can be painful for family members of the deceased who are left unsupported or feel that your wishes have not been respected.
Taking Control of Your Future
Planning ahead today will give you peace of mind tomorrow. When you work with Waldron Law Offices, Ltd. you get over 35 years of experience in your corner. We’ve helped countless clients assess their assets and build a complete plan for how those assets will be used over the course of your lifetime and after.