Punta Gorda Wills Attorneys
Let Us Draft Your Final Wishes for Your Estate & Legacy
A will is one of the most important components of an estate plan. This legal document gives you the opportunity to state what you would like to happen to your assets that you have worked your entire life to accumulate after your passing. A well-drafted will also helps to prevent confusion among your family regarding how you want your affairs to be managed.
At Bogle Law, we understand that planning for what happens after death can be challenging and even unpleasant. That is why we are here to provide you with the extensive legal resources you need to ensure your wishes are carried out and your assets are fairly distributed among your heirs and other beneficiaries of your estate.
What Do I Need to Include in My Will?
Creating a will is the most common approach to estate planning. If a person dies without a will, intestate succession laws require that your assets go to your closest relatives. Although this may seem like a sound proposition, the distribution of your assets may not be particularly equal or fair to you and your surviving families in practice. That is why our Punta Gorda wills attorneys encourage all our clients to create a will to ensure that their wishes are honored until the very end.
If you want your will to cover all your interests after you die, it needs to include the following:
- A personal representative or executor of your estate
- The names of the beneficiaries who will inherit your property
- The names of any alternate beneficiaries
- Detailed directions for how your personal assets should be divided
- Detailed directions for how debts, expenses, and taxes should be paid
- Any special instructions for maintaining real estate properties
Are There Different Types of Wills?
Are you not sure about which type of will is right for your estate? Depending on the size of your estate and the needs of your family, you might need a specific type of will.
We can help you draft any of the following wills:
- Living Wills
- Joint Wills
- Holographic Wills
- Nuncupative Wills
- Testamentary Trusts
- Simple Wills
We Can Find the Right Will for You
As the saying goes, there’s no telling what the future brings, but you can be prepared for it. Regardless of the size of your estate or your accumulated wealth, a will is beneficial for all especially if you have young children or dependents with special needs. A will can also allow you to leave a portion of your asset to a non-registered domestic partner, a charity organization you support, and even to a close friend.
Stop by or call our law office today so we can discuss the contents of your estate and determine which type of will you need so your loved ones can keep your property. Sitting down and drafting a comprehensive will is one of the single most important things you can do for the loved ones in your life. Visit us so we can help you mark this important matter off your list of things to do.