A will is a legal document detailing your wishes and providing a plan for how they will be carried out.
A will includes final wishes regarding remains as well as how money, assets, and property should be distributed. There are several different types of wills that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. At First Class Counsel we will go over the details of your estate carefully and recommend the best options for your specific needs.
Many people do not realize creating a will does not ensure their estate will avoid probate court in California.
Wills are often beneficial for those who have money and property valued less than $166,250. Wills have to be verified as the true will before a probate judge.
When a person passes without a will or will substitute, their entire estate passes through the probate process. The lack of a will, requires a decedent's estate to be distributed according to the intestacy statutes rather than being distributed according to their wishes.
A will does not protect your estate from going through probate. Contact us to learn more about avoiding probate, and we can advise you on what those options are.