There are many moving parts and aspects of creating a will. When done with the help of a will attorney from The Sloan Firm
, we can ensure the legal process is handled responsibly and with care. The first thing a will does is name the beneficiaries
. The testator
, the person who has made the will, appoints the beneficiaries.
is the person who is to receive a portion of the decedent’s estate. Typical beneficiaries include spouses, children, or other family members. Following funeral costs, paying off estate debts, and taxes, each beneficiary receives a remaining share of the decedent’s remaining estate.
Once the beneficiary is named, the will then names the executor
. The executor is the person in charge of managing the estate, dealing with probate, as well as distributing the decedent’s assets. For good measure, it is recommended the executor be younger in age than the testator, as well as being a financially responsible person with no criminal activity.