How does a Last Will and Testament work in Queens?

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How Does a Last Will and Testament Work In Long Island?

To create a quality estate plan, you need to consider setting up or creating some important estate planning documents. One of these documents, which is key in estate planning, is a last will and testament. Failure to create a last will and testament may come back to hunt you and your loved ones. Before we delve into how a last will and testament works, let’s look at what a last will and testament is.

What is a Last Will and Testament?

A last will and testament is a legal document that contains the wishes of the estate owner. That is, Instructions regarding his assets and beneficiaries. This legal document is used to indicate how the estate owner wants his assets to be managed and distributed after his or her death.

A last will and testament also contains the names of beneficiary of an estate, including the name of the estate executor. If the estate owner has little children, he or she could also include the names of guardians for the sake of the minors.

How does a Last Will and Testament Works

A last will is drafted when an individual or estate owner is still alive and its instructions are executed once the person dies. In a will is the name of an executor who is a still-living person.  The estate executor is charged with administering the estate. If the estate should enter probate, the executor will be in charge of the process.

A will and  last testament are the core base of an estate plan and is a key instrument used to ensure that all regarding the estate is done according to the wish of the deceased. Worthy to note is that, there is more to an estate plan than just a will. A will is the document a probate court uses to guide the process of settling an estate.

Assets that are not already designated by a beneficiary, like life insurance policy or qualified retirement plan, are not added as probate assets and are transferred straight to the beneficiaries.

Precisely, a will and last testament give the court a clear insight into how the deceased wants his or her assets to be distributed, including who is to get them and what portion. This document make provision for guardian who are charged with catering to minors of the deceased. 

How does a Last Will and Testament Work in Queens?

A last will is drafted when an individual or estate owner is still alive and its instructions are executed once the person dies. In a will is the name of an executor who is a still-living person.  The estate executor is charged with administering the estate. If the estate should enter probate, the executor will be in charge of the process.

A will and  last testament are the core base of an estate plan and is a key instrument used to ensure that all regarding the estate is done according to the wish of the deceased. Worthy to note is that, there is more to an estate plan than just a will. A will is the document a probate court uses to guide the process of settling an estate.

Assets that are not already designated by a beneficiary, like life insurance policy or qualified retirement plan, are not added as probate assets and are transferred straight to the beneficiaries.

Precisely, a will and last testament give the court a clear insight into how the deceased wants his or her assets to be distributed, including who is to get them and what portion. This document make provision for guardian who are charged with catering to minors of the deceased

Do you want to set up a last will and testament but don’t know how to go about it? Or do you need advice regarding how to create an ideal estate plan? Don’t hesitate to contact our office. Our estate planning attorneys are well versed in the laws and regulations of creating a valid last will and testament in Queens’s city.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. The content of this blog may not reflect the most current legal developments. No attorney-client relationship is formed by reading this blog or contacting Morgan Legal Group.

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