Estate Planning

Do You Need To Update Your Will?

Whether you are a person who is single, married with children, or you are in your aging years thinking about the future of your estate, a simple will is an important document to have. It can protect your wishes regarding the distribution of assets and the care of dependents upon your death.

At Jose A. Rodriguez Law, P.L. we help clients create and alter wills to serve their family’s needs. We discuss the benefits of wills and help clients take advantage of the opportunity to assert their interests regarding the distribution of assets to their heirs.

Having A WIll Puts You In Charge

Without a will, the courts will be responsible for distributing your assets to your beneficiaries and for making important decisions regarding guardianships and healthcare. Having a will ensures your wishes are known on matters such as:

  • Distribution of assets, cars, collections and other important things
  • Guardianship of dependent children
  • Distribution of real estate, including land and buildings
  • Control over your estate upon your death
  • Control over your healthcare should you become incapacitated

When a person dies after executing a will, the family needs to attend probate court in order to validate the will, ensure accurate distribution and pay off creditors. While this can be a tedious process, it does not need to be a negative one. A will is a strong legal binding document, and the courts and executor of the estate must do their best to follow your wishes exactly. Jose A. Rodriguez Law will thoroughly explain how probate works and address any questions or concerns you have about the process.

Living Will

Individuals creating a simple will may also consider making a living will. This document clearly expresses wishes regarding life support and other health care measures in the event that you cannot make them on your own.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment to speak directly with attorney Jose A. Rodriguez, please call 407-686-1670 or send us an email. We pride ourselves on keeping our clients informed, and we return phone calls as soon as possible.