The Importance of a Well-Crafted Last Will & Testament
A Last Will and Testament is a vital cornerstone of responsible estate planning. It is a legally binding document that allows decedents to transfer assets to their heirs. More than that, it serves a broader range of important purposes and fulfills various essential functions. A will offers clarity for your family during emotional turbulence and safeguards your legacy. The experienced attorney at Every & Stack can advise you on the best way to address your legacy concerns. We draft precise wills that reflect your wishes and serve your estate planning needs.
The Potential Benefits of a Will are:
- Providing for your loved ones
- Protecting your assets
- Reducing family disputes and legal conflicts over debt distribution
- Specifying how debts should be paid
- Designating a guardian for your minor children or disabled dependents
- Designating a personal representative that will ensure your wishes are carried out
- Charitable giving for causes meaningful to you
- Addressing the management and disposition of digital assets
- Optimizing estate tax planning to reduce tax liabilities
Florida Intestate Succession
Florida Intestate Succession (Florida Statute 732.101-109) is the law for distributing a person’s assets when they die without a will. Under these circumstances, the law determines how your assets are distributed, who cares for your children, and even what happens to your pet. These decisions made by the state might not reflect your desires. For this reason, the attorney at Every & Stack strongly encourages you to meet with us to draft a valid will to convey your intentions.
Updating Your Will
Life is ever-changing, and so are your circumstances and priorities. Reviewing your estate plan, including your will, with our attorney every three to five years or whenever significant changes occur in your life is recommended. A codicil is an addition or supplement to your will that explains, modifies, or revokes a will. At Every & Stack, we draft codicils to address changes in your lifestyle, such as a divorce, a remarriage, and changes in your financial situation, beneficiaries, philanthropic interests, and general lifestyle decisions.
Estate Planning is for All Ages
Estate planning with a will is a responsible and proactive step that benefits individuals and their families at every stage of life. From young adults starting their careers to retirees safeguarding their legacies, the attorney at Every & Stack can tailor a will specific to your goals. Our dedicated estate planning attorney executes wills and manages all aspects of estate planning with precision, care, and a deep understanding of your unique needs. Your legacy deserves nothing less than meticulous planning for you and future generations.
Schedule a FREE Initial Consultation with Every & Stack
Contact Every & Stack online or call us at (386) 255-1925 to schedule an appointment at our Daytona Beach, Florida, office. We can meet with you at your home or care facility if needed. We proudly represent clients in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and throughout Central Florida.