A will, also known as a Last Will and Testament, is a legal document that outlines how a person's assets and property will be distributed after their death. In New York State, wills must meet certain requirements to be considered valid. Drafting a will is an important part of creating an estate plan, and Rochester estate planning attorney Aaron Gavenda can offer the legal guidance you need to create a legally sound will. Our firm also helps with will contests and probate proceedings.
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What Is a Last Will & Testament?
A will allows a person to specify how their assets and property will be distributed after they pass. A will can also be used to name guardians for minor children and may outline funeral and burial arrangements, and it can include provisions for charitable donations. In New York, a will must be in writing and signed by the person making the will, known as the testator. The will must also be witnessed by two people who are not beneficiaries.
Our firm can offer a variety of will-related services, including:
- Drafting wills: We can help you draft a will that meets New York State legal requirements and ensures that your assets and property are distributed as you wish.
- Contesting wills: Our team can also provide assistance with contesting a will if you believe that it is not valid or if you believe that you have been unfairly left out of a will.
- Updating wills: If your circumstances change or if you need to make changes to the document, we can help you update your will accordingly.
- Providing legal advice: We can offer legal advice and guidance throughout the estate planning process, helping you make informed decisions about your will and other key matters.
Make sure your wishes and goals are laid out exactly as you see fit. Contact Rochester will lawyer Aaron Gavenda today to discuss your Last Will and Testament.