Types of Wills

A will is a document that specifies what will be done with your property and savings upon your passing. The type of will you choose depends on your circumstances and how you wish to have your estate distributed. Many people choose simple wills that directly distribute their property, while others need more complicated wills to handle their estate.

If you are thinking about creating a will and need the legal guidance of a qualified attorney, a Houston estate planning attorney of Garg & Associates, P.C., can provide you with excellent service when it comes to arranging your will. Planning a will can be difficult, and having the help of a lawyer will enable you to make sure your wishes are carried out. Contact our offices today at 281-362-2865.

Which Will Is Right For You?

There are many types of wills that a person can make depending on what they want to do with their estate. Some of the main types of wills include:

  • Simple will—this document distributes your assets outright
  • Holographic will—the will is written in your handwriting and does not require a witness
  • Testamentary trust will—a will that sets up a trust which will be used upon your death
  • Pour over will—a will that allows a person with a living trust to have their remaining assets “poured into” the trust upon their passing
  • Joint will—two people create a will together, leaving their assets to each other and providing for distribution of the assets upon the second person’s passing
  • Self-proving will—a will that is signed by two witnesses and is accepted by the court as valid
  • Living will—a will that sets up your medical care while you are living should you become too ill to communicate your wishes.

The type of will you choose should suit your wishes for your beneficiaries and provide the most ideal way to distribute your assets possible.

Contact Us

If you are considering putting together a will, a Houston estate planning lawyer of Garg & Associates, P.C., can help. To speak with a knowledgeable attorney about starting your will today, contact our offices at 281-362-2865.

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