A will is a traditional legal document that expresses one’s wishes pertaining to the distributing of one’s property and guardianship of their minor children. In order to ensure that your wishes are carried out, you must execute the Will properly.
A Will is designed to go through the probate process because it cannot operate on its own. The person responsible for carrying out your wishes as stated in your Will is called an “Executor.” The executor will be responsible to the probate court.
The length of time it takes to navigate the probate process depends upon many factors including but not limited to dollar amount of the assets, debts, etc. On average it can take anywhere from 9 months to 2 years to complete the probate process.
Having an estate plan can potentially save your loved ones stress and tension, money and time. A well drafted estate plan will include your wishes for how you would like your assets handled after you pass away. If you have more personal or unique questions regarding a Will, please feel free to contact us here at Anderson Law. Or if you have young children and have questions how an estate plan can protect your children, please feel free to contact us at Anderson Law.