Wills

Wills

Tristate Wills Attorney

Whether you’re in Huntington, West Virginia (WV), Hurstbourne, Kentucky (KY), or Mason, Ohio (OH), the attorneys of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC, will provide you and your family with the highest quality estate planning services.

How Can a Trusted Tristate Wills Attorney Help You?

Estate planning is a highly personal—and personalized—process. Your estate plan should be just as individual as you are. One of the tools used to develop the completion of your final wishes and execution plan for the distribution of your property is a will.

Who Needs a Will? Short Answer: Everyone.

A will is the document that establishes who will execute, or personal representative, the distribution of your belongings to your heirs after you die. It can be a simple document naming an executor and beneficiaries, commonly referred to as heirs; or it can be a complex document that is just one piece of an overall estate plan. 

When you have a large estate, one that includes several financial accounts, property or properties, jewelry, and other valuable heirlooms, your will becomes the base document of an entire collection of estate planning tools. The complex organization of the will and other estate planning tools requires the input of a compassionate and highly recommended estate planning attorney with extensive experience in WV, KY, and OH.

Property Distribution through Wills and Estate Planning

The main focus of a will is to establish how property will be distributed upon death. You will need to think about who you would like to be responsible for the execution of the estate and what heirs you would like to receive your specific belongings. A wills lawyer can work with you to help you determine the most qualified person(s) for this responsibility. 

The will may include a listing of tangible property. It might also include instructions on the handling or distribution of financial accounts and property that may be contained in other estate planning documents, such as trusts. The will acts as the hub for your estate to be distributed as you direct.

An Experienced Tristate Wills Attorney Can Mitigate Estate Tax Consequences

Quality estate planning services include provisions to ensure that any estate taxes your estate may face will be mitigated as extensively as possible. Achieving this goal can require more complex documents in addition to a will. The issue of estate taxes increases the complexity of wills and estate planning. 

An experienced wills lawyer can assist anyone who needs a will in developing a road map for his or her estate plan. These estate plans may include a variety of trusts to help protect the financial accounts, properties, and other various assets from any inheritance taxes it may otherwise be subject to if there is not a proper estate plan in place. 

A Tristate Wills Attorney Can Help Ensure Your Final Wishes Will Be Realized

Working with an experienced wills lawyer to draft wills and estate planning documents is the best way to be certain that your final wishes will be honored. It is your opportunity to declare what your heirs will receive and how the transfers of property take place. Your will ties your entire estate plan together and serves as the base document to appoint the executor of your estate and empower that person to honor your legacy. 

For more information on drafting or modifying a will, contact a tristate wills attorney at Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC using our online contact form or call (304) 523-2100 (or (866) 617-4736 toll-free).