Careful Preparation Of Your Will

After a lifetime of building and accruing assets, it only makes sense to make use of all available tools to protect those assets and ensure your efforts will benefit your family when you are gone.

At Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., we will use our more than 30 years of experience to help you meet your asset protection and allocation goals through careful planning for the future.

Attorneys Who Understand Will Requirements

A will is a legal document, effective upon your death, which allocates your assets and property. The executor, named in the will, is responsible for managing your estate, which includes paying debts and taxes on your estate and ensuring that the remaining assets are distributed according to the process outlined in the will.

A living will is a legal document instructing how your health care is to be handled in the event that you should become incapacitated and are in an end of life stage medical condition. Power of attorney is a legal document in which you appoint an agent to handle your financial and/or medical affairs. It is usually used if you are unable to handle your own affairs.

A will can be challenged in probate court (called a will contest) for a number of reasons, including:

  • Lack of proper formalities in will preparation, such as having two witnesses to the will
  • Lack of capacity of the person creating the will
  • Undue influence on the person creating the will by a caretaker, relative or friend

If you think that one of these problems occurred in association with a loved one's will, our Harrisburg planning lawyers will carefully listen to your concerns and work diligently to achieve your goals.

Contact Us For Help With Your Will

Are you interested in taking your future into your own hands? Contact our Harrisburg wills attorneys to discuss our practical, common-sense approach to estate planning. Call 717-743-1682.