Trusted Charlottesville Law Firm Helps You Finalize Your Last Will and Testament in Virginia
Compassionate attorneys assist in organizing your affairs
A last will and testament is one of the most important documents you create during your lifetime: It specifies what happens to your property, who cares for your dependents and who receives your remaining assets upon your death. If you fail to leave a will or improperly execute one, your wishes may not be upheld because Virginia law determines how to distribute your estate. At the Miller Law Group, P.C., we can help you draft a last will and testament that ensures your loved ones are cared for and your assets are distributed according to your wishes.
Factors to consider before drafting a will
Before meeting with your lawyer to draft your last will and testament in Virginia, we advise taking time to create an inventory of your assets and considering how you want your property to be distributed. You should prepare the following information before meeting with your attorney:
- Names and addresses of family members, friends, and/or organizations to whom you want to leave property
- Complete list of property owned, including title information, for:
- Real property (real estate and land)
- Tangible personal property (jewelry, cars, artwork, etc.)
- Intangible personal property (financial accounts, stocks, etc.)
- Any additional assets (pension plans, life insurance, etc.)
You must also choose an executor or trustee to distribute your assets and settle your estate. This may be a family member, friend, attorney, or even a corporate entity. Consult with an experienced Charlottesville wills attorney to make sure your will protects your assets and legally distributes them according to your wishes.
The importance of consulting with a lawyer
Wills are complicated legal documents. In Virginia, an incompletely drafted will could result in the Commonwealth rather than the decedent determining how assets are distributed. To ensure your will is upheld, it’s important to seek help in drafting it from an experienced estate planning attorney. An attorney is important regardless of your property’s value, if you wish to avoid probate or the possibility that an heir could contest, or challenge, your will.
Contact us to prepare your last will and testament
At the Miller Law Group, P.C., we know that the thought of preparing a will can be overwhelming for many people. Our trusted estate-planning attorneys are able to lessen that anxiety by helping you organize your affairs in accordance with Virginia law. Our attorneys and professional staff work hard to protect what’s important to our clients in Albemarle County and surrounding counties: their assets and their families. Call us locally at 434-218-3987 or contact us online today for your FREE APPOINTMENT. Our law firm is located behind the Senior Center in Charlottesville and is handicapped-accessible. Parking is available outside the door.
Serving the communities of central Virginia, including Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange, Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro