What Is A District of Columbia Last Will?
A District of Columbia last will and testament is a testamentary document that provides a set of instructions, to both your family and to the District of Columbia probate court, on how you’d like your District of Columbia estate to be handled. Most District of Columbia last will provide clear instructions on how the testator, (the person making a simple will), would like their property distributed after his or her death. In addition, a District of Columbia last will can also serve several other functions. In addition to directing how assets are to be distributed, a District of Columbia last will and testament can also do the following things:
- Name an executor or personal representative of their District of Columbia estate plan
- Name guardians for minor children
- Provide how debts and taxes are to be paid
- Give instructions on how pets should be cared for
- Name beneficiaries of the estate
- Specify how assets are to be distributed
- Make your wishes know
Why Do I Need A The District of Columbia Last Will?
Creating a District of Columbia last will is a quick way to ensure that your assets are distributed exactly the way you would like after you pass. Your last will gives you the power to decide how you would like valuable family heirlooms to be distributed amongst your beneficiaries. In addition, using a last will and testament you can also provide for close friends, important charitable organizations and for your church or other religious organization in The District of Columbia. Often individuals will also use their last will and testament to give a gift to their high school, college or their university. Perhaps most importantly, having a valid last will and testament will ensures that your estate is distributed exactly the way you would like.
To learn more about estate planning, contact our law office at Antonoplos & Associates, or call 202-803-5676 to speak with one of our experienced real estate attorneys. Our estate planning attorneys are able to provide you with the knowledge and guidance you need. Contact us today.