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Wills & Trusts Attorneys in Chester County, PA

A Last Will and Testament is vital to creating the legacy you wish to leave behind. The Wills lawyers at Perna & Abracht, LLC have decades of experience in estate planning. We can help you draft a Will that reflects your wishes and provides a concrete plan for the distribution of your assets. Making sure your spouse, children, friends, and even pets are well taken care of can give you peace of mind and make things easier for them during a difficult time.

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Why You Need A Lawyer to Write Your Will

Although there are many websites that provide do-it-yourself legal services, creating a Will without the legal counsel of an attorney can lead to serious problems in the long run. Depending on your financial and family situation, there are many scenarios you may not even think of that can affect the way your estate is distributed. Lawyers who handle Wills can give you a fresh perspective on maximizing assets for your beneficiaries, choosing an executor, and including specifics about items you wish to pass on to certain people. If you are excluding a close family member from your Will, your lawyer can ensure that this is properly documented so there is no confusion later.

Attorneys who specialize in Wills can also help you write other important estate planning documents such as trusts, powers of attorney and advance health care directives, all of which help to ensure your assets, finances, health care, and end-of-life decisions are carried-out according to your wishes. Trusts can be a valuable estate planning tool that may keep some assets from going through probate, and reduce your beneficiaries’ tax liability, protect them from your creditors and help them avoid other complicated issues.

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What Happens If I Die Without A Will?

If a valid Will is not in place at the time of your passing, your estate will be distributed in accordance with Pennsylvania intestacy laws. This means that the probate court will appoint an administrator to handle the distribution of your assets, pay your debts and close your estate. Assets are typically distributed among the deceased’s closest relatives such as a spouse or children. Depending on the complexity of your estate, probate can be a costly, drawn-out process fraught with challenges from family members and other problems.

It is important to keep in mind that a Will enables you to designate guardians for minor children and pets. If you die without a Will, it is typically left up to the court to appoint a guardian for your children and their property. A Will protects your children’s interests and helps your loved ones avoid conflict and time-consuming court involvement.

Is Hiring An Attorney for Will Preparation Expensive?

A valid Will that is written by an attorney is well worth the peace of mind, and can help your family save time and money after your passing. Our Wills lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your specific needs, and can help you create a Will that accurately reflects your wishes.

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Our local lawyers for Wills are committed to making the estate planning process as stress-free as possible for you and your family. Contact us here or call us at 610-444-0933 to schedule a free consultation with the experienced Chester County estate planning attorneys at Perna & Abracht, LLC.

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