Wills and Estates Last will and TestamentAt the Law Offices of Moyer and Russi,  we help you make the right  decisions about the disposition of your assets after you pass on.  We draft wills and estates and form trusts so our clients’ wishes will be preserved. End of life decisions can be difficult for many people. At Moyer and Russi we work with compassion and sensitivity to your families situation regarding wills and estates.

A last will and testament, will help you protect your family and your property and insure that your wishes are achieved.

 

Wills

You can use a will to:

  • Leave your property to loved ones or organizations
  • Declare a personal guardian to care for your minor children
  • Declare a trusted person to manage property you leave to minor children
  • Declare an executor to insure that the terms of your will are carried out as you desire.

Plan your estate and insure that the estate of loved ones are  properly settled and matters import to you and your family are designed specifically to meet your needs.

What is Probate?

Probate is a legal process under the supervision of a court in which a person’s property is distributed after death. The State of New York has set up a probate process that can be followed by executors.  The executor distributes the assets of the estate based on the instructions in the will.   If  no will state laws of inheritance under intestate succession apply.

The executor can file the probate on their own when estates are simple, well-organized, and there are no challenges or unexpected claims.  Most often, however, probate is handled by a lawyer which files documents on behalf of the executor  in the court.

Probate can be complex and troublesome when there is no will,  wills are outdated, or there are conflicts over claims for  the estate.  With no will people will make claims to assets and properties.  Previously unknown assets and debts may be located. If the deceased owned real property in another state, a probate must be filed there as well.

The bottom line is you need Wills and Estate planning to protect your assets, at Moyer and Russi, we will give you the peace of mind you deserve.