Creating a will isn’t a one-time event. A will is a document that’s continuous and, at times, changes during the course of an individual’s life. Documents need to be updated after major life events including new children, family members passing away, and divorce. Otherwise, your assets may not go where you want them to, and your family could get stuck in a lengthy probate process.
The probate process is very necessary for identifying and gathering the assets of an individual who has died. They are commonly referred to as the decedent. The process is there to help to distribute assets from the decedent’s individual name to the proper beneficiaries from a valid will.
Important Things to Remember About Wills and Probate
Wills are a good way to quickly take care of basic needs and ensure that your property goes where you want it to. As you advance in your career and begin to acquire more assets, you may wish to include additional provisions about the disposition of your assets.
If you need an experienced Melbourne, Florida, attorney to help you with wills and probate after a divorce or at any other time, contact Valentin & Studstill, PLLC today.