Do I need a lawyer to write a will in Maryland?

Creating a will when you’re still alive and potentially even in good health can seem like an unnecessary ordeal requiring time and money to be spent. We understand that most people don’t want to think about what could happen without a proper plan in place following their death. However, when it comes to writing a will, the pros outweigh the cons. Continue reading and then contact our Montgomery County will drafting attorney to learn more about why you need a lawyer to draft your will.

Why should I make a will?

A will is one of the most important steps in an estate plan since it determines how your estate will be handled following your death. A will allows you to plan in preparation for your passing so that when you do pass, there are specific instructions regarding how assets will be distributed. While it’s normal to be hesitant about drafting a will, as for some people it may feel morbid or premature, the value of having the peace of mind that a will can provide is immeasurable. Taking the time to work with an experienced Montgomery County estate planning attorney is a great way to ease your anxieties and plan for the future so that your hard-earned assets don’t go to the wrong people.

Why should a lawyer write my will?

Hiring a lawyer to write your will may feel like an unnecessary expense when you can go online and find a template that seemingly drafts the will for you. However, templates and videos that can walk you through drafting a will may only get you started. A deep understanding of the law is necessary to have a robust will that addresses each of your wishes, which is why hiring an experienced attorney can make all the difference.

What is involved in an estate plan?

We recommend that people create an estate plan for the simple fact of easing their anxieties as they get older. Oftentimes the division of assets can become contentious as family members may feel entitled to certain assets, and without the proper plan in place, it can be easy for problems to arise quickly. We recommend working with experienced attorneys to make a comprehensive will where assets can be distributed equitably and efficiently immediately following your passing. Aside from a will, an estate plan may involve a trust, health care directives, naming a beneficiary, and more. The sheer abundance of these documents can result in stress, confusion, and mistakes without the proper guidance. Our experienced attorneys are ready to help simplify this process for you.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

Our firm has experience with matters of estates & elder law, business law, tax law, and litigation. Contact JD Katz, PC today for assistance.