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A will and trust are the two vitally important, but very different, parts of your estate plan. Each protects your assets and helps your heirs gain access to your wealth, and together they help you pass your values and wishes onto your heirs while hopefully reducing the odds of family conflict over your estate, which is what most people desire for their loved ones when they are gone.

It is critical that your will and trust comply with Utah state law as well as federal law, so that nothing is left to chance. It is essential to have skilled Kanab wills and trusts lawyers handle your estate plan to prevent any errors. We can help you understand your options and guide you through each step of the process, including showing you what documents need to be completed and how to complete them properly.

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Why You Should Have A Will

Wills are an essential element of every comprehensive estate plan. Your will is a document that provides family members, the courts, and others with instructions indicating what you want to happen to your property when you pass away. In your will, you will name the heirs to whom you wish to distribute your wealth and assets, be they your spouse or children, your parents, siblings, other relatives, friends, or charities of your choice. Having a will gives you the ability to exercise control over your property and money. This provides a number of advantages.

First of all, a precise and unambiguous will makes it difficult for your relatives to quarrel over your estate. After working hard all your life, your will recognizes that you still have full control over how the money is distributed. Letting your family know what you want can help them avoid needless arguments over your estate. Instead of fighting over your assets and risking the damage or loss of close relationships, your family can work together to carry out your wishes.

Furthermore, by making those choices now, you can prevent the state from taking action if you do not have a will. In Utah, the laws of intestate succession determine how an individual’s estate is divided and distributed to their heirs in the absence of a will. This may not always align with your intended wishes for your family.

A Trust Is A Must Have For Your Estate Plan

Wills are good on their own, but the advantage of a trust over just a will is that assets go directly into the trust and effectively skip over the probate process in Utah, which can last from several months to over a year, and involves the added expenses of filing fees, court costs, and hiring legal representation.

With a will alone, your heirs will be prevented from receiving their inheritance until probate has been concluded. With a trust, your estate is not subject to court jurisdiction. As a result, your affairs remain private and not subject to public record. This is particularly important for individuals who desire to maintain the privacy of their estate, including the specific assets and their distribution. Also, trusts tend to make the transfer of assets go more smoothly.

Navigate Estate Planning Confidently With Help From Our Kanab Wills And Trusts Lawyers

At ProvenLaw, we believe that your will and trust should reflect your personality, family, and ambitions. With our combined 95 years of estate planning experience, we have helped Utahns with a wide range of situations and backgrounds with their particular estate planning needs. We can do the same for you. We would be happy to work with you to create a plan to protect your assets, ensure the future of your family, and bring you peace of mind. Contact our Kanab wills and trusts lawyers today to book a free consultation and learn about your options.

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