Keeping Up with the Last Will

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February 20, 2014 by generationsprobate

The death of a loved one is troubling for his or her surviving family members. After a loved one’s death, the surviving family members have to look at the future without him or her and grant that person’s last requests. A last will and testament is important since it contains a person’s last wishes in the event of her or his passing.

On the part of the deceased, a last will can also serve as his or her final words to those he or she has left behind. A last will is a legally binding document, but there are people who are reluctant of preparing one because it is naturally terrifying to think about death. Those who realize the importance of preparing a last will and testament usually ask for advice from estate planning attorneys.

Experts recommend that these documents be updated accordingly. This is especially true for those who remarry at a later stage in life and bear other children so the latter won’t be left out. As such, whatever is stated in the document, family members should adhere.

However, there are times when the last will and testament is outdated or have glaring omissions. When this happens, surviving family members are often left shocked or in total disarray. To avoid disputes, a family may call on the services of probate attorneys to help them out and resolve matters trhough litigation.


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Generations is a Sacramento-based estate and trust law firm, providing quality legal counsel in Estate and Tax Planning, Trust Administration, Probate Administration and Elder Law. The name reflects the firm's position as a devoted ally that helps families and businesses make informed decisions about their futures, from one generation to the next.



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