We are Alaska will lawyers. We design and draft custom wills only after completing a comprehensive interview with the client. We want to assure that your will accurately reflects your goals and intent. A will, which is more fully called a last will and testament, is just one of the legal tools which might be used to implement you complete estate plan.
It is important to understand that the property that is governed by your will passes through the probate court and is subject to the probate process after you pass away. It is also important to know that your will does not control the distribution of all of your property after your death. Jointly titled property, life insurance, retirement plans and annuities are just some of the types of assets that are not governed by the will.
Some Frequently Asked Questions about Wills
- What are the common terms related to wills?
- What are some of the other advanced estate planning tools and techniques?
- If I have a will, do I need additional estate planning?
- Can I prepare my own will without a lawyer?
- If all of my property is jointly-owned with my spouse or loved ones, why do I need further estate planning?
- What is the best way to handle beneficiary designations on life insurance and retirement benefits?