Why You Need A Proper Will
At the Sawyer Law Firm PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas, our attorneys are well-versed in drafting wills that suit the particular needs of our clients.
If your estate is sizable, it is likely that many people will be interested in the details of your will. If you do not have a thoughtful, validly executed will, it could result in will contests and litigation among multiple parties. It is tragic, and it is something our lawyers see when we administer estates and probate.
At the Sawyer Law Firm PLLC, our attorneys will take the time needed to get to know you and your goals. Then we will draft a will that precisely reflects what you want to accomplish. We also will ensure that your will is compatible with the other elements of your estate planning.
If you have a team of wealth advisors, we will work with them to coordinate everyone’s efforts. Our goal is to ensure you have an effective, cohesive plan.
Should Your Executor Be A Relative?
In the drafting of wills, details matter. One of the most important details in creating a will is the thoughtful selection of an executor.
An executor is the person who will serve as the personal representative of your estate, who is responsible for carrying out the instructions in your will and owes fiduciary duties to your beneficiaries; many people automatically assume a family member should be the executor. Our experience has taught us, however, that family members are not always the best option, especially when it is a large, complex estate. All family members have individual strengths and weaknesses. A parent’s desire to treat all children equally in regard to the administration of the estate as well as the division of assets, may often be unfair to the child that is not up to the task of serving as the executor.
When the executor is not capable of carrying out the tasks involved, it can result in your wishes not being followed. Actions, whether intentional or not, that are self-serving can result in time-consuming, expensive estate disputes.
Our attorneys have decades of experience with wills and estates. It puts us in a position to discuss the business background and abilities that are needed for someone to successfully serve as an executor. These factors would guide us in making recommendations about whom to select as an executor.
Do you have a will already? It is important to review it periodically to make certain it reflects your current wishes and circumstances.
How To Contact Us
When you have a properly drafted will and estate plan, you can be assured that your wishes will be followed. To schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers, call the Sawyer Law Firm PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas, at 817-335-2208 or contact us online.