Ramsey MN Will Planning Lawyer
Purpose of a Will
We all know that the primary intention of a Will, of course, is to transfer assets to the designated beneficiaries. It is certainly important that all individuals with combined families, or those who don’t have children, have a Will made up to ensure that their estates will be transferred to the desired inheritors.
But a Will has other useful intentions. Having a Will drawn up by an attorney allows the probate process to move quicker and be much less expensive. A Will could request an informal probate, rather than a formal one. The difference is that in a formal probate, the personal representative is required to appear before court at least one time, and court review is necessary for all actions taken by the personal representative. Also, when you appoint the personal representative of your choice in the Will, you can feel assured that the person you trust to carry out your wishes and have control of the estate will be able to do exactly that.
Another principal objective of a Will is providing for children who are minors. Parents’ wishes are taken seriously by the Court when appointing a guardian, and – although the Court must still authorize your choice – if these wishes are stated plainly in the Will, you can all but guarantee that the guardian of your choice will have custody. A Will can also set up the means to provide for financially for children who are minors or special needs with the creation of a trust that becomes effective after death.
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