Honesdale Wills Attorney
Estate planning is never easy to do, but it is essential if you want to ensure that your family is protected and financially secure at the time of your death. At Farley & Bernathy LLC, our wills attorneys have a long history of preparing wills and other estate planning documents for clients throughout Honesdale/Wayne County and the surrounding areas. We understand what a delicate topic estate planning can be, which is why we sit down with each client and discuss their needs and goals in depth. We then work with those clients to formulate a plan that best addresses those goals. If you are ready to develop a document or set of documents that are designed to protect your estate and your loved ones upon your passing, contact our Honesdale wills attorneys today.
Why a Will is Necessary
Proper estate planning through a will or trust is necessary for protecting your assets and ensuring that your final wishes are carried out after your death. A will is of particular import because it specifies what is to become of your belongings when you are gone and to whom your belongings should go. Having a valid will in place can make the probate process go much more smoothly and reduce the likelihood of someone contesting how assets are distributed.
Which Attorney You Work With Matters
When it comes to drafting your will, you can be as creative or as straightforward as you please. The goal of a will is to ensure that a testator’s wishes are carried out in a personalized manner. That said, while there is room for creativity, it is imperative that a will be written with extreme care, as even a single seemingly minor mistake or omission can have a weighty impact on the distribution of assets. You can prevent such a mistake from marring your estate planning documents by working with a diligent and knowledgeable estate planning attorney. The attorney you work with should have extensive experience in drafting and reviewing wills, as well as a thorough understanding of probate law.
The team at Farley & Bernathy LLC has been helping residents throughout the great state of Pennsylvania draft their estate planning documents for decades. We have the patience, eye for detail, and knowledge necessary to assist clients with even their most complex estate planning needs. If you want to ensure that your documents do what you intend for them to do, contact our Wayne County estate planning law office today.
DIY Will Cost You More in the Long Run
A lot of people assume that they can save money by creating their wills themselves. While it is true that you can save on upfront costs with a DIY will, there is the very real possibility that the DIY approach will cost you more in the long run. Many DIY estate planning softwares do not take into account unique state laws or personal estate planning wishes. If you catch the error while you are still here, the fix may be costly and extensive. If the error goes unnoticed until the time of the reading of your last will and testament, it may mean that your assets will be distributed in a manner that is inconsistent with your wishes or worse, that your loved ones will be forced to pay for to fix. The best thing you can do to ensure that your final wishes are carried out exactly as you intended is to work with a skilled and compassionate Wayne County estate planning attorney.
Contact Farley & Bernathy LLC to Start Planning Today
There is no time like the present to begin devising an estate plan. The team at Farley & Bernathy LLC can guide you through the process and make it as easy and painless as possible. Contact our Honesdale law office today to get started.