This might sounds surprising to you, but even if you haven’t taken the time to draft a single estate planning document, if you live in Florida, you already have a will. Florida state intestacy laws lay out a basic plan for the dispensation of your assets if you happen to pass away without writing a will. However, just as there is no such thing as a cookie-cutter person, there is no such thing as a generic, cookie-cutter will that works for everyone. For this reason, if you haven’t already done so, you might want to consider drafting a will that fits your personality and personal family and financial situations.
The biggest ways that Florida intestacy laws are lacking include the fact that intestacy laws do not help protect assets going to special needs beneficiaries or irresponsible persons. Furthermore, intestacy laws don’t offer solutions to money going to minors, and they do not necessarily appoint the most suitable persons to be in charge of the distribution of assets. For these and other reasons, it is recommended that everyone can benefit from an appropriately customized will.
At the Law Office of Mitchell I. Kitroser, we develop a completely customized will for all of our clients during the will drafting process. Before we create our clients’ wills, we ask a host of questions to precisely define the unique financial and family situations of our clients, in addition to the unique goals and needs of our clients. Even if you are not sure what you want or need for your will, and even if you do not know what kinds of will options are available, it is our job to help you determine them and to lay them out precisely in your will document.
We have helped countless Florida residents draft their wills, and we are available to help you finalize this process too.