Last Will and Testament Attorney Serving West Palm Beach

For most people a will is the foundation of their estate plan. It can do far more than determine who should receive your assets when you die. It can also contain provisions to name a guardian or protect assets you give to a young or vulnerable beneficiary.

At The Law Office of Nicole C. Morris, P.A., in Palm Beach Gardens, our attorneys draft wills and other estate-planning documents for clients of all income and asset levels. Call 561-855-0348 for a free initial consultation.

Why You Need a Will

One of the most important reasons to have a will is to decide who should receive your property when you die. Your will also names a trusted person to serve as the administrator of your estate.

If you die without a will in Florida, our state's laws of intestate succession will determine who will receive your assets. This may not be as you would have chosen. In addition, children will receive their inheritance the day they turn age 18. At that age, they may not be prepared to make good financial decisions.

Additionally, the court will decide who will be your personal representative who will take charge of your estate and distribute assets to your beneficiaries. This may not be the person you would have named.

Learn more: Do I need a trust?

Naming a Guardian for Minor Children

If you have children under the age of 18, your will can also name a guardian for your children if you and your spouse both die while your children are still under the age of 18. While the court will not automatically name the person you select as the guardian of your children, the court will look upon your selection as persuasive as long as the person you name is a fit guardian.

Call Us for a Free Initial Consultation About Wills

Our lawyers offer a complimentary consultation to answer your questions about wills and estate planning. Call 561-855-0348 or email us to schedule an appointment.