Staten Island Wills Attorneys
The Importance of Having a Will
The Staten Island estate planning attorneys at Armstrong & Lamberti, PLLC are committed to helping clients ensure the financial security of their families and the other individuals and institutions they care about. A last will and testament is one of the most critical parts of a sound financial plan, but far too many people neglect to make one because they assume that there should be no problem as long as the family is in basic agreement on how their property will be divided and who will care for their children in the event of their death.
No Enforceable Will In Place
A frequent occurrence for our attorneys is the situation where there is no will and agreements may not be enforceable resulting in fighting among your heirs over the distribution of property, including high-value assets, objects with sentimental value and even your pets.
You Decide In Advance
When you create a will, you are the one who decides, in advance, how your property will be divided among your heirs thereby eliminating the State of New York distributing your assets using a one-size-fits-all formula that may go against anything you wanted to happen.
In addition to specifying how your property will be distributed, your will enables you to name a guardian of your choosing for your children and to appoint an executor who will administer your estate and carry out your wishes once you are gone. A quality Staten Island estate planning attorney will point out that taking the time to create a will is one of the kindest and most generous services you can do for your family and friends.
Having a will in place when you die can:
- Make things easier on your family and friends
- Allow the details of your estate to be worked out quickly and easily
- Empower an administrator you name—rather than one the state appoints—to divide your assets
- Shorten and simplify the process in probate court
- Minimize the portion of your estate that goes towards administrative fees
- Leave your family with more money
- Ensure that your heirlooms, keepsakes, and collectibles stay in the family
- Protect your children in your absence
An estate planning attorney at our Staten Island firm stands ready to help you take the simple but powerful step of making a will that reflects your choices while providing for your loved ones.
The right time to make or update your will is now. The Staten Island estate planning attorneys at Armstrong & Lamberti, PLLC stand ready to help you protect your rights and your assets now and upon death, and ease the path through probate. To schedule your free consultation with an experienced Staten Island wills attorney, call us today at 718.477.7700.