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Why Do I Need A Will?

A will determines who will receive your property and assets if you pass away. If you have children, a will can also determine guardianship. Given how important these decisions are, everyone should have a will to ensure their wishes are carried out.

If a person dies without a will or another way to legally distribute assets, state laws govern how your inheritance is divided. This takes control away from you, and may result in your property being divided against your wishes.

An experienced attorney can ensure your will is crafted to carry out your wishes. At Whittelsey & Corley, LLC, we have vast experience preparing wills for clients in Opelika, and are available to help with your needs.

Estate Planning Is About More Than Having A Will

While having a will is one of the most important aspects to an estate plan, there are other important considerations when it comes to asset protection, including:

  • Trusts
  • Power of attorney
  • Living will

In some cases, a will may be enough to determine division of property and assets after your death. Trusts can work in tandem with a will, and can further protect the financial security of heirs. Power of attorney can give someone else the authority to act on your behalf if you are incapacitated.

Questions About Estate Planning?

If you don’t have an estate plan in place, call us at 334-528-0515 or email us for a free consultation.* We can help you determine the best estate planning options for your situation.

*Consultation fee may be included for some situations, including domestic cases.