Whether you have a very large estate, or a few heirlooms that you wish to pass on to your children after your death, you may want to be reassured that your estate will end up in the right hands. Family infighting over money can tear brothers and sisters apart, and even if you only want to leave a little bit of jewelry to your daughter or some family possessions to your son, then you need to make sure that you can direct your heirs to give your estate out as you wish. One of the first steps is to participate in a family-planning session at the law offices of David Small.
Giving Away Special Gifts
You may think that you want to leave specific items to particular members of your family, and you may have an idea of what they would prefer you to give them. In order to make sure that you keep everybody happy and avoid upsetting your heirs, it is important that you are very specific about what you want people to have. You may wish to leave a will with a list of goods to be given to each person, in order to avoid any disputes after you are gone.
Making Significant Bequests
If you have a large estate, then you may want to think about planning your legacy in order to get the best outcome for your property. Preventing disagreement can be much harder if you have a lot to leave, and this is where you need to be very clear about who is to receive what. You may benefit from writing the names of each of your family members, and then creating a list of all the items that you want to give them. You should allow your attorney to view the list in order to ensure that there are no legal or tax issues from your bequests.
Arranging Things through an Attorney
If you wish to make sure that all of your bequests are legal and will not be disputed after your death, then the best option is to speak to an attorney now, while you are still planning your will. We can help you to give you the best advice about leaving a will, and make sure that everything you leave is completely yours. To find out more about our services, visit www.davidsmall.net today or call us on 310 754-3037.