It’s safe to say that the last thing anyone wants when it comes to passing possessions and property down from one generation to the next is a chaos. Anyone who’s ever read the classics can tell you that. King Lear is, in no small part, the story of a kingdom giving way to inter-family pettiness, greed, ego, and the chaos they spawn. Bleak House made the term Jarndyce v. Jarndyce famous in literary as well as legal circles as shorthand for a case, particularly one involving families, estates, and inheritances, that run on without end, leaving the participants in ruin. The fate of estates is a favourite in period pieces, as any fan of Downton Abbey will tell you.
But for as fun as those dramas may be, “drama” is the last thing you want pervading your last will and testament, which is why you’ll want to call upon the services of the best probate attorney in Topeka, KS.
Drafting a Will
When you contact the best probate attorney, they will set to work helping to draft a will. The key element here is to ensure that any will you draft is clear, fair, and unquestionably legitimate. The last thing you want is a Jarndyce v. Jarndyce as the result of two conflicting wills, or language in a will that’s vague and thus open to interpretation in different ways. A great probate attorney can thus take your best impulses, hopes, and dreams for the future and put them down in a binding document.
Executing a Will
Planning for the future is one thing. Making that future actually happen? That’s something altogether different. There are few things a probate attorney can do to ensure that wills are executed properly. For starters, they’ll make sure that the parties understand the language in the will as it’s being created, rather than after the fact. They will also make sure that the will is as even-handed as possible. Finally, in the event you do have to contest the legitimacy of a will, a probate can help to ensure that you get the justice you deserve.
Contact us, and secure your future with great probate services.