Will Preparation in Redondo Beach, California

Find the right Will Preparation attorney in Redondo Beach, CA

In Redondo Beach, California, many of the problems that sometimes come with a will, such as would-be beneficiaries challenging its validity, or devises which don't make it clear who gets what (resulting in costly and time-consuming litigation) can be avoided if the will is well-drafted in the first place.

Drafting a will doesn't need to be a complicated or particularly expensive process. If you have a small to moderate amount of assets (limited to a home, a car, and a few bank/investment accounts), and don't need to set up trusts or anything similar, you can probably have a will written in just a couple days, for a relatively small fee.

However, even if the will is comparatively simple, some problems which are very easy to avoid can still complicate the process. A good Redondo Beach, California wills and trusts lawyer can help you avoid these problems.

Most of the problems that plague wills stem from failure on the part of the drafter to comply with the required formalities. These requirements aren't terribly complex, but they have to be followed to the letter if a will is to be valid. Usually, wills have to be witnessed and signed by at least 2 people, and it must include a clear statement that the document is, in fact, a will. You should choose the witnesses carefully, because if they have any direct interest in the will, they won't count as valid witnesses.

Holographic Wills in Redondo Beach, California

If you need to make a will quickly, some states allow you to write a "holographic will." This is simply a will which the testator hand-writes. These types of wills don't need to be witnessed.

A holographic will, where they are allowed, will generally be interpreted liberally, to give effect to the testator's intent if at all possible.

You should know, however, that holographic wills aren't recognized in many states. If you live in one of these states, you're still free to hand write your will, but, in order to be valid, it must be accompanied by all the formalities required by the laws of the state it is made in.

If your state allows them, a holographic will might be a good way to go in some cases. For example, if you don't have an unusually large amount of money, and simply want to leave your assets to close family members, or even to a single person (such as a spouse), it probably wouldn't be a problem. However, even in cases like this, it's never a bad idea to make a will with the help of a lawyer.

How Can A Redondo Beach, California Lawyer Help?

Because of the various required formalities that accompany a will, it's not a bad idea to have a good Redondo Beach, California attorney help you draft your will, even if it is relatively simple.

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Life in Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach, California is a city in Los Angeles County. It is one of the three beach cities in Los Angles County. Its population is currently about 67,000 people.

Thanks to its highly desirable beachfront location, Redondo Beach, California has a fairly high cost of living, and its residents tend to be highly affluent. Many of these residents are successful professionals, such as attorneys.

The largest employer in Redondo Beach, California is Northrop Grumman, a very large player in the aerospace industry. This industry employs a large numbers of engineers and scientists, but high-tech companies also tend to employ a fairly significant number of lawyers, to handle things like trade secrets and employment law issues.

The lawyers of Redondo Beach, California are capable of handling sophisticated and complex cases, as well as ordinary legal issues that the average consumer is likely to face. If you need legal assistance, a Redondo Beach, California attorney can probably help.

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