WHAT IS A WILL?
A Will is the Foundation of an Estate Plan
A will is a legal document that determines who will receive your assets, manage your estate, and take care of your children in the event of your death.
Did you recently get married? Has your family expanded with the birth of a baby or maybe even the arrival of twins? Creating a Will should be on your to-do list. Even if you have a Will, you should have an experienced lawyer review the document after major life events or at least once every five years.
For more than 30 years, our law office has helped California families in the Simi Valley and across Ventura County plan for their futures. With this experience, we are able to ask the right questions to prepare a customized estate plan that meets your needs at a reasonable cost.
Why Do You Need A Will?
The main reason you need a Will if you are a parent is to designate who will care for children if you are no longer able. The court will enforce your nomination of guardian, which may avoid conflict and smooth transition during an emotional time for your family.
Other important aspects of this legal document are:
- Listing who you want to receive your assets
- Nominating an executor who will handle your estate by paying the remaining debts and distributing your property and assets
For many individuals and couples, a Will is one of several documents to consider in the process of establishing a comprehensive estate plan.
Contact Susan A. Borquez, Estate Planning Attorney
Susan A. Borquez has been helping Camarillo and Ventura County families with their estate planning needs for over 30 years. Whether as a stand-alone document or as one piece of your comprehensive estate plan, a Will puts your wishes in writing. If you need help writing a Will, contact our office to schedule a free initial appointment by calling (805) 482-3738 or sending us an email.