Creating a comprehensive estate plan is an important part of life. Though estate planning can be a somewhat unsettling task, it can truly bring an individual peace of mind knowing that their wishes for after they are no longer with us have been declared and legally must be followed. One of the most important aspects of a comprehensive estate plan is a will. This document is the set of instructions for what should happen to all aspects of the estate upon the testator’s passing.

It is important that individuals who do draft a will think of it as an evolving document. Life changes over the years and wills should also change to reflect the various differences in the individual’s life from the time in which the will was originally drafted. When a major change occurs in an individual’s life, they should update their will. Some of these reasons may include the following:

  • The birth or adoption of a child
  • Divorce
  • The death of a spouse
  • Remarriage
  • A significant change in financial circumstances
  • A significant change in a relationship with a beneficiary that was named in the will

If you need an experienced attorney to guide you through the process of estate planning, contact our firm today.

The Lauterbach Law Firm is proud to serve clients throughout Rockland County who are faced with legal matters related to estate planning, real estate, foreclosure defense, landlord-tenant law, business law, and criminal defense. If you require the services of an experienced team of attorneys, contact The Lauterbach Law Firm today to schedule a consultation.