Understanding Wills in California
Like trusts, wills are legal documents that list instructions that legally must be carried out after death. However, unlike a trust, a will does not avoid the probate court process at death. However, with this document, you can direct the distribution of your assets, both money and property, after you have passed away. Your will becomes irrevocable after your death, and therefore, your instructions in the will must be carried out by the executor. Our Huntington Beach estate planning attorney can provide you with the legal help you require to sufficiently establish a will and ensure that it can be followed through with after your death.
Purpose of a Will
As you prepare your estate plan, creating a will is an essential step in protecting your assets and the future of the people you love. Wills have three primary purposes, beginning with the establishment of your beneficiaries. You can name the beneficiaries of your estate, whether that includes members of your family, friends, your spouse, or a charitable organization. Another benefit is that you can name a guardian for your minor children. If your death takes place before your youngest child turns 18, a will can ensure that he or she will be cared for by a responsible party of your choosing. Naming of an executor is the third part of a will, who is the individual who will manage and distribute your estate as instructed in the will upon your death.
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