Wills

Drafting a Valid Arizona Will

One important function of a Last Will and Testament (usually referred to as just a “Will”) is to communicate how you want your estate to be distributed after you pass away. Property, assets, bank accounts, and large material possessions are all components of a typical estate that can be passed onto friends and family members. 

Another important use of a Will is to name guardians of your minor children if the unthinkable happens. If you are young and healthy, creating your Will might seem like a distant priority at the moment, but the consequences of passing away without one can cause a great amount of pain and stress for your loved ones.

A valid Will usually must be in writing. Additionally, it must appoint someone who is to carry out your wishes laid out in the document; this person is called a “personal representative” or “executor.”

Though there are many online services claiming to offer do-it-yourself Wills, speaking with an estate-planning attorney is the only way to ensure yours meets your needs and accomplishes your goals. Get in touch with Monahan Law Firm today to get started.