Legal Assistance To Prepare For An Uncertain Future Through Wills And Trusts
Wills and trusts are invaluable legal tools to protect your loved ones after your passing and from unexpected events. At Brian S. Piper Co., LPA, in Westerville, we address the legal needs of families and help them find solutions to their current issues. Drafting your will or trust means providing certainty to your loved ones, and saving time and stress. The first step to learn how you can benefit from these legal tools is to call us to discuss your needs and explain the purpose of each document.
The Guidance You Require To Make Decisions
Although the purpose of drafting a will or a trust is to ensure the fulfillment of your wishes and instructions, they follow different procedures. Attorney Brian S. Piper will assist you in deciding on the legal document you require to protect your loved ones and assets. He will also guide you through the needed actions to modify your wishes accordingly.
How A Will Can Help You Protect Your Loved Ones
If you decide to draft a will, you make your last wishes known regarding who will bequeath your property after your passing. You can also provide instructions on how to pay your taxes, name guardians for your children and an executor.
A will must be published after your death and must undergo probate. In addition, interested parties might disagree with your will and challenge it.
Characteristics Of A Trust
Drafting a trust guarantees your assets and finances are covered in the event of death or incapacitation. Apart from naming beneficiaries through this legal tool, your financial information remains private after your death as it is not necessary to publish it such as in a will. Your trust does not have to go through a probate process.
You may use certain types of trusts to leave instructions and name trustees to represent your best interests and leave health care instructions should you become incapacitated. But if you have children, you need a will to appoint guardians to your children.
Either you need a will or a trust – or both – to protect your family; we stand ready to help you address your legal concerns and needs. Plan today to avoid stressful situations for your family in the future.
Call Today To Discuss Your Legal Needs
Decide the best option to protect your family, assets and business. Call 614-426-8704 or reach us via our online contact form. We serve clients throughout Ohio.