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Suffolk County Will Preparation Attorney

Helping You Prepare Your Estate for the Future

Many people believe they don’t need to create a will if they don’t have a large estate. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. If you have any type of property or assets, you will benefit from the creation of a will. A document of this nature enables you, the property owner, to legally decide how you would like your estate handled after you pass away.

An estate is the accumulation of everything you own; real estate, finances, vehicles, personal belongs, heirlooms, etc. Our Suffolk County attorneys can help you organize your property and divide it to your exact specifications. We are skilled at drafting wills and can guide you towards the plan that is most beneficial to you and your needs.

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Preparing Your Will

Will preparation may seem like a daunting task, but with the right guidance it can be a relatively easy process.

  1. Decide What Property to Include in the Will

To begin the process, you should list the assets that mean the most to you. Then, you can decide if you would like to include them in the will. If you are married, your share of community property can be given to any beneficiary you choose.

  1. Decide Who Will Inherit the Property

Most people know exactly who they would like individual assets to go to. After you decide who is getting what property, consider choosing alternative beneficiaries in case your first choice has passed away.

  1. Choose an Executor to Control the Estate

It is a requirement for a will to name a person to serve as the executor. The executor is responsible for ensuring the terms of the will are met. Make sure you prepare the person you name as executor for the eventual responsibility.

  1. Choose a Guardian for Your Children

If you have any minor children, you should use your will to name the person you would like to take over as their guardian should anything happen to you and their other parent.

  1. Choose a Person to Manage Your Children’s Property

Again, if you have any minor children, you should name who you would like to be in control of any assets left to them until they are of a legal age to claim them. You can name a property guardian, custodian, or a trustee to handle these items.

  1. Create the Will

Once you have completed the above-mentioned steps, you need to put these decisions on paper. One of our attorneys can construct this document to ensure it will be legally valid.

  1. Sign the Will

For your will to be considered legal, you need to sign it in the presence of 2 or more witnesses. If you are using a self-proving affidavit in conjunction with your will, you will need to have that document notarized as well.

  1. Store the Will in a Safe Spot

You can store your will anywhere, but it should be kept in a place that is safe. Make sure your executor is aware of the location and has access to the document when needed.

Contact the Law Offices of Steven P. Kuhn

Your estate is the culmination of everything you have worked hard to achieve, but the absence of a will could put your property in jeopardy. Without a will, it could fall to the hands of a New York court. The Law Offices of Steven P. Kuhn can help you protect your assets and prevent this from happening. We will do everything we can to ensure your wishes are met.

Contact our firm online or call us at (631) 629-6874 to schedule your consultation.

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