The Benefits Of A Will
We believe strongly that every adult should draw up a will because a will lays out how you wish to have your real and personal property distributed after you pass. If you do not have a will, under New Jersey probate laws, your assets could be given to people you do not intend to benefit.
Without clear direction to distribute your estate, family fighting can result, making it difficult for family members to move on after your death. At Robinson & Robinson, LLC, our lawyers can help you avoid this problem. Our experienced attorneys can draft a will that puts your intentions regarding your final distribution of property and final wishes in black and white.
What Is A Living Will?
A living will is a legal document stating your preferences regarding medical treatment should you face a terminal condition from which doctors agree you will not recover. A living will dictates the type of medical care you wish to receive.
If you do not create a living will to clearly express in writing how you want to be treated medically, family and friends will have to step in. In our experience, we have found this to be an unfair burden and responsibility to impose on other people.
As we age, we owe a responsibility to our family and friends to take care of our affairs and plan properly for the future. This means everyone should draft legal documents such as:
- A will
- A living will
- A durable power of attorney
These documents help avoid disputes within families.