What happens to your property when you die is a personal decision that each individual should make. If you don’t have a Last Will and Testament, you are giving the state free reign to make that decision for you.
A Will is a very important and powerful document. It allows you to choose who will receive your property when you die. It also allows you to appoint a person you trust as your Executor/Executrix. This person serves as the “enforcer” of your wishes and makes sure that the Surrogate’s Court distributes your property in accordance with your Will after you die.
In addition to property distribution, a Will is especially important if you have young children. In your Will, you can appoint a trusted family member or friend to serve as the guardian of your children until they reach adulthood if you should die before they are adults. You can also appoint a person to care for your children’s money and expenses.
Surrogate’s Court hears cases involving estates. We provide services in Surrogate’s Court in the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington.
You can change your Will at any time, so even if you already have a Will and would simply like to update it, contact us today. Your property and the care of your children are too important to leave up to chance. Let Lathan wills attorneys at The Latimer Law Firm, PLLC make sure your property is distributed the way you want and your children are in good hands after your death.