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Will Attorney - Werner Law Firm

What Is a Will Attorney and How Can They Help? 

A will attorney, or estate planning attorneys, define themselves as “specialized” and typically work in estate planning or family law firms. Learn more about how they can help you. Most attorneys specialize in specific elements of the law. The complexity of the law is such that when faced with the prospect of hiring a legal

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California Requirements For Last Will and Testament - Werner Law

California State-Specific Requirements for a Last Will and Testament 

California requirements for a last will and testament can be confusing. Hiring a professional will ensure that your documents are legally binding. A last will and testament is the classic example of a basic estate planning document: a legally enforceable set of instructions left behind, to be executed after death, pertaining to the distribution and bequeathment of

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Different Types of Wills - Werner Law Firm

Different Types of Wills

There are many types of wills that address differing circumstances. While most wills have similar basic requirements, each type of testament serves a specific purpose. A will is a document that reflects your last and final will regarding your belongings, as well as your current dependents. Through a last will and testament, you should aim

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Are There Different Types of Wills? - Werner Law Firm

Are There Different Types of Wills?

A will is a document that reflects your last and final will regarding your belongings, as well as your current dependents. Through a last will and testament, you should aim to clearly define who gets what within the standards required of your state’s laws. When drafting, preparing, finalizing, and notarizing a will, it pays to

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Here's Why a Basic Will Is Not Enough - Werner Law Firm

Here’s Why a Basic Will Is Not Enough

When it comes to estate planning, the complexity of your estate plan should generally match the complexity of your estate. It’s true that smaller and simpler estates call for smaller and simpler plans – but there’s more to estate planning, inheritance, and legacy management than a basic last will and testament. In most cases, you

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Creating a Will: The Breakdown - Werner Law Firm

Creating a Will: The Breakdown

A person’s last will and testament is a very powerful document, if designed and executed properly. A will acts as a blueprint for the distribution of everything you own after you die, and can be used to assign more than just monetary value, giving you one last opportunity to address the family in a meaningful

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What Wills Don't Do - Werner Law Firm

What Wills Don’t Do

We’ve all seen dramatic readings of wills in movies and on television to establish who inherits which property. It’s a good theatrical device, but the reality is much more complicated. Simply naming an item or asset in your will does not guarantee that it then transfers to the person, people, or charity (the beneficiary) you

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