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The benefits of a properly executed will in estate planning

Many Florida residents are relieved when they finally take the time to have an estate plan drafted, protecting their assets, designating guardians for minor children and including other important instructions in a will. However, taking the time to complete these types isn’t enough — it has to be done right.

The sad reality is that all too often a will is not properly executed and, as a result, when the time comes that the will is needed it may be considered invalid. The same goes for trusts, which can be very complicated, depending on a person’s needs, goals and the type of trust selected.

This is why it is so important to make sure that you know the legal requirements for a valid will. There must be the right amount of witnesses and signatures, and only valid topics must be included in the document. Anything less than following the exact requirements of the law may result in probate litigation after a relative challenges the validity of the will.

At our law firm, we understand just how important estate planning documents are for our clients. For many people, it is a huge step just to begin the process of having estate planning documents drafted. Like the old saying goes, “Anything worth doing is worth doing right.” That is especially true when it comes to estate planning. At our law firm, we work with our clients to make sure that their wishes are being met and that their estate planning documents will hold up in court. For more information, please visit the wills and trusts section of our law firm’s website.


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