Wills

Experienced Chico Estate Planning Attorney for Wills

A will is a legal instrument that is generally part of your estate plan. Your will contains your instructions as to how your property and assets will be distributed after your death. To ensure that your will is properly executed so as to be held valid by the courts, you should consult with an attorney who practices estate planning in your area. At The Law Office of Nikki Farris, formerly called Baker & Farris, we have been serving the community for several years which can be applied to your legal matter. A Chico estate planning lawyer at our firm can sit down with you to make sure you thoroughly understand the process of drawing up and executing a will. We can assist you by ensuring that your will is comprehensive and executed according to state law.

What does a will cover?

Making your wishes known as to how you want your titled property and personal belongings to be distributed after your death is essential. Otherwise, this issue will fall under state law which means the courts will distribute your estate without any input from you. Your will should designate your heirs and beneficiaries and what these individuals are to receive from your estate. To that end, you can make detailed lists of what each beneficiary receives, such as specific gifts, funds, or other assets. Your will also provides instructions for remaining assets that are not covered by those passed down to specific heirs.

You can also name a guardian for any minor children you may have. The named guardian will provide care as well as manage the property, assets, or funds you leave for the child should you pass away suddenly. In a will, you also name the person or institution you want to act as the executor of your estate. Your designated executor will manage your property and assets, pay taxes and bills, and be in charge of seeing that your estate is distributed according to your instructions.

A will does not cover all financial or asset matters, such as life insurance, joint tenancy assets, and more. By working with an experienced attorney at our firm, all of your financial matters can be protected through various estate planning tools and instruments designed for this purpose.

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Get the capable legal help you need to ensure that your wishes are carried out through a proper will. You can discuss the matter with one of our attorneys in a consultation. Contact our firm to schedule your consultation today.

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