Your will is an important document that informs your loved ones how you want your assets divided in the instance of your death. What happens, though, when the physical document is destroyed in a fire?
There is, unfortunately, no way to recover your will once it has been destroyed in a natural disaster. Such is the reason why you should keep the original document safe. Some estate owners choose to keep their will in a fireproof safe. Others trust their attorneys to keep their will so that the document is completely out of harm’s way in the instance of a house fire. In both cases, an Orange County estate planning lawyer or a San Bernardino probate attorney, such as those at Fridley Law Firm, can help.
What does an estate planning lawyer do?
Lawyers who focus on estate planning in Riverside CA and other parts of the state sit down with estate owners to determine how assets should be divided in the instance of the owner’s death. An Orange County estate planning lawyer does not dictate how a client should divide his assets but, rather, ensures that the estate owner’s wishes are clearly defined on paper.
A San Bernardino probate attorney works to ensure that all stipulations in the will are executed. This attorney may even represent your estate in court should objections to the will arise.
How can an attorney help when there is a fire?
A lawyer who focuses on estate planning in Riverside CA and throughout the state cannot create another will without the estate owner. Thus, it is important that you keep the original document safe. A lawyer can, however, help you create another will if the original document burns in a fire. Your Orange County estate planning lawyer can also keep your original will in a sealed envelope so that you do not have to worry about it being destroyed.
The associates at Fridley Law Firm can help with estate planning. Call them today to schedule your consultation!