A Will Or Trust Can Help You Accomplish Your Goals

What do you want to accomplish? The answer to that question will determine the direction your estate plan takes. Depending on your goals, you may require a last will and testament, a testamentary trust or other legal documents.

At Patrick Collins, LLC Attorney at Law, we are here to help you craft an estate plan that is ideally suited to your unique needs. From our headquarters in Daphne, Alabama, we serve clients in Fairhope and throughout the Eastern Shore. Our founding attorney has decades of experience and provides the one-on-one counsel you deserve.

The Benefits Of Creating A Will

Most people think of a will as a document that ensures your assets go to the people you want them to after you pass away. This is true. However, it isn't the only significant benefit of creating a will.

An often-overlooked benefit is the fact that having a will typically reduces conflict and confusion among those you leave behind. Your loved ones won't have to argue about which heir gets which heirlooms. They won't face the stress of wondering whether some of your money should go to charity or whether your stepchildren should receive the same amount as your biological children. In short, a will can help prevent uncomfortable exchanges between family members after you pass away.

The Benefits Of Creating A Trust

The right trust can also provide an array of potential benefits. Many people use trusts as a way to help their heirs avoid the expense and stress of the Alabama probate process. However, trusts can do much more and come in many different kinds. They range from special needs trusts designed to provide for a loved one with disabilities to spendthrift trusts meant to strategically dole out assets.

To learn more about wills, trusts and other estate planning tools, contact us online or call 251-219-8039 for a free initial consultation with lawyer Patrick Collins, LLC.