PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE.
A will is the cornerstone of a comprehensive estate plan that will serve your needs now and in the future. Lannik Law is well-known as the go-to law firm for estate planning issues and asset protection in Newton and the surrounding communities. With our more than 30 years of experience, our assistance is tailored to your individual needs and achievement of your goals.
After a careful investigation of your background, including unique factors that may affect validity, we will draft a will that will make your wishes known and stand the test of time.
WHY NOT TO PUT IT OFF.
Simply put, a will distributes your assets to your chosen beneficiaries upon your death. For this reason alone, having a valid will significantly simplifies the probate process. If you die without a will, your estate will be distributed according to Massachusetts’ intestate succession laws, regardless of how you may have wanted your possessions and financial wealth distributed.
Establishing a will is a crucial component of asset protection. Not only does a valid will preserve the value of assets by avoiding litigation and excessive estate taxation, it protects your family from the emotional difficulties of having to fight in court over the appropriate distribution of your wealth. For example, having a will is particularly important for those people who have children from a previous relationship and are entering into a second marriage.
Lannik Law can use a variety of wills to address your specific wishes, including: Simple wills that simply distribute assets and property; Pour-over wills, which are wills funded by trusts; Living wills, also called advance directives, that address your wishes for end-of-life care.