Death is rarely an easy topic to broach, especially when considering one’s mortality or the passing of a close friend or relative. Having a loved one pass away is devastating. Amid the grief and confusion, there is the added uncertainty of what will happen to the deceased individual’s estate. Having a compassionate and experienced legal team to help navigate the complexities of the law can make all the difference. The Law Offices of Marjory Cajoux – Estate Planning Lawyers are dedicated to helping their clients make the right decisions for themselves and their families.
Several steps are involved in the estate planning process. It is better to begin this process sooner rather than later, especially once an individual has children or purchases property. The first of these steps consists of the creation of a will. When an individual passes on, the details of their last will and testament take effect. This document names an individual as the executor. The will executor ensures that the deceased’s assets are distributed according to their wishes, as laid out in their will.
Although will-writing seems straightforward, it is easy to overlook many important details. Hiring an experienced and compassionate estate planning lawyer can replace uncertainty with peace of mind. Having a will is essential for several reasons.
Firstly, without one, it is up to the probate court to decide how an individual’s assets are distributed amongst their family members. The court may not divvy up these assets according to the deceased’s wishes and could leave out intended individuals entirely. Having a will already in place ensures how the assets will ultimately be distributed.
Secondly, the absence of such a document opens up the possibility of someone challenging the court’s decision on how to distribute these assets. It could lead to conflict within the family—or worse, a long and ugly trial, adding unnecessary anxiety to an already challenging time.
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There is a process in place that ensures the appropriate distribution of an individual’s assets in the absence of a will. This process is known as probate; it is a recourse to determine what happens to an individual’s estate and assets upon death. Yet, there are instances where a will is in place, but other issues have arisen, making probate unavoidable. The probate process requires patience as it sometimes takes a year or more to complete.
When a loved one has passed away, those left behind should rightfully spend time with their family, healing, and resting. A dedicated and compassionate law firm can make all the difference, easing the burden of complex legal proceedings associated with estate planning. The Law Offices of Marjory Cajoux stand by its word: “The future will come; let us help you be ready to make it a positive one.”
About the Firm:
The Law Offices of Marjory Cajoux is a Brookly-NY-based law firm committed to helping its clients through various legal proceedings, from estate planning, such as creating a will, to navigating the complex and lengthy probate process and more. With over two decades of experience, this firm is dedicated to creating a positive future for its clients.
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