Updated: Aug 25, 2021
We get calls and questions from potential clients who just want a "simple will." They may believe without a complicated net worth, they don't need more than a will. Maybe they checked out some forms online and just want a lawyer to look over the filled-in form and make sure it's correct.
A will directs a judge how to divide your assets when you die. But if you become incapacitated and cannot manage your affairs while you recover, your loved ones could be forced to petition the court and seek appointment as your guardian. A thorough estate plan prepares for this.
If you have minor children, you'll need to consider their care.
If you have assets you want to control after you die--maybe you want to delay inheritance or make it conditioned on certain events--then a trust is a powerful tool.