As an adult, it is never too soon to establish an estate plan that safeguards the future of you and your loved ones. At the Law Offices of Rusty Williard, we are committed to working with you to understand your vision for the future, even after you pass away. We’ll listen carefully to your goals and concerns so that we can create a customized estate plan to suit your unique needs. Two important aspects of estate planning are wills and trusts, and we’re here to guide you through the process of putting these essential tools in place to protect your future and your legacy.
A last will and testament is a document that articulates your wishes for how you’d like your estate to be handled after you are no longer here. You’ll describe your plan for how your assets should be distributed and to whom they should be given. If you have a minor child, the will should designate a legal guardian who will care for the child until they become an adult. You can also assign a trusted individual to serve as the executor of your estate and to ensure that your last wishes are known and carried out. We’ll work with you to understand your vision for your future and for your legacy, and then we’ll help you create a will that specifically addresses your goals.
When we meet with you to go over your estate planning options, we may consider establishing a trust that protects your assets and offers you several additional benefits. While there are many types of trusts available, most trusts require that you place your assets in the trust while you are still living. After you pass away, the trust will distribute the assets accordingly. For many people, establishing a trust allows streamlines the probate process, protects their assets more securely, and affords additional protections to loved ones with special needs. Whatever your specific circumstances or needs may be, we’re here to discuss your options and advise you on the best path forward.
At the Law Offices of Rusty Williard, we provide dependable and affordable estate-planning services for clients throughout Mississippi, including assistance with wills, testamentary trusts, inter-vivos trusts, powers of attorney, guardianships, conservatorships, and other estate-planning matters. Contact a seasoned estate planning attorney today to get started.