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The Importance Of Establishing A Will

Although there is some disagreement as to who first coined the phrase “nothing is certain but death and taxes,” one thing is certain: When a loved one dies, one of the most difficult aspects can be dealing with the debts, taxes and distributions owed by the estate. That is why one of the most loving and considerate things that you can provide for your family is a will outlining exactly how you would like your estate to be disbursed at the time of your death.

The time following the death of a loved one is very difficult. State laws – not your personal preferences – determine how your estate is handled if you die without a will. A will can help your family avoid unnecessary difficulties once you are gone. If you do not have a will or have not updated your will in the past few years, contact an experienced attorney.

Helping Florida And Alabama Families Plan For The Future

Pensacola probate attorney James M. Burns will explain your options and guide you to decisions that meet the legal requirements of your home state. A will can help ensure that your wishes will be carried out after your death. Not only can you designate who is to receive assets from your estate, but you can also appoint someone you trust to be your personal representative to handle all of the details regarding your estate, including:

  • Compiling your assets
  • Paying off debts
  • Paying necessary fees and taxes
  • Distributing assets to your designated heirs and beneficiaries

It can be trying and difficult to face your own mortality, but with the empathetic and able assistance of attorney James M. Burns, planning your estate and creating your will can be a part of the loving legacy that you leave for your family.

Schedule Your Consultation

To schedule an appointment with lawyer James M. Burns, call 850-930-3018 or send an email.