Lawyers in Georgetown, Delaware Handling Simple Wills
We can help make sure your wishes will be followed
Many people don’t give a lot of thought to putting a will together, but it’s very important for everyone to have one. It may be something you’ve thought about doing but keep putting off. The experienced family law attorneys at Gill, Welsh, and Chamberlain, P.A. can help guide you through the process and craft a will that meets your needs.
A simple will is a legal document that ensures your wishes for distributing your financial assets are followed after you are gone. It can also be used to help determine who will take care of any young children you have. It’s an important document to have even if you are in good health and aren’t wealthy.
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What happens to your assets if you die and you don’t have a will? A court will distribute your financial assets to your relatives, depending on your situation. For example:
- You have children but no spouse – your children get everything
- You have a spouse, but no descendants or parents – your spouse gets everything
- You have a spouse and descendants – your assets are divided between them
- You have a spouse and a descendant not related to your spouse – your assets are divided between them
- You have a spouse and parents – your assets are divided between them
- You have parents and no spouse or descendants – your parents get everything
- You have siblings and no spouse, descendants or parents – your siblings get everything
That may seem fairly straightforward, but that may not be how you want your assets to be divided. Also, without a will, things can get complicated and messy. Relatives can put in a claim for some of your assets, even if you didn’t want them to have anything. It can take months for a court to sort through everything and make a decision.
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That can put your family through additional stress after you’re gone, but that doesn’t have to happen. You can take steps to make sure that if anything ever happens to you, your financial assets will go to the people you want to have them. We can help you set up a simple will so you can have the peace of mind that your wishes will be followed.
Our lawyers will listen to your wishes and prepare a will that meets the legal requirements in the state of Delaware. We can help you name an executor of your estate, list your assets and list the family members you want to receive them. If you have minor children, we can set up a legal guardian. If you own a family business, we can help you arrange for transfer of ownership. If you ever want to revise the will, we can help you with that, too.
Don’t put it off any longer. Contact us to schedule an appointment to talk to us about setting up a simple will. It’s a simple and stress-free process and it doesn’t take long. One of our experienced estate attorneys is ready to help guide you through it.