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Last Will & Testament

Experienced Estate Planning Lawyer in Denver

A last will and testament is a legal document that specifies who is to receive your estate, who will administer the estate, and who will act as guardian for your minor children if you and your spouse are deceased. The person who drafts and signs a will is known as the Testator (male) or Testatrix (female) and the will can be handwritten or typed. Regardless, your will must be signed and either notarized or witnessed by two individuals, preferably both.

The person designated in your will to administer your estate is referred to as your personal representative; his or her job is to carry out your instructions as stated in your will. It is for this reason that it is in your best interest to choose a trusted friend or close family member.

More specifically the personal representative is charged with the responsibility of:

  • Paying creditor claims
  • Filing and paying federal income or estate taxes
  • Distributing the assets of the deceased to the beneficiaries named in the Will

Are You Considering Creating a Will?

The Denver estate planning attorney at James A. Littlepage Law Offices provides detailed and personalized estate planning services to individuals throughout the Denver area and other front range communities, including the preparation of and testamentary trusts for minors.

To obtain knowledgeable legal advice tailored to fit your unique situation, don't hesitate to speak with our experienced legal team. For most services we charge a flat fee, and the initial 30 minute estate planning or probate consultation is complimentary.

If you would like more information regarding drafting a last will & testament and other estate planning services, contact the Denver Estate Planning Attorney today.