Dayton Wills & Trusts Lawyer

Create a Will or Trust That Reflects Your Wishes

Everyone should have a will. A will can help you control what happens to your property and possessions after you die. It can also designate who will care for your children or other dependents. If you don't have a will, the state will decide how to distribute your assets.

At McNamee Law Group, LLC, we offer experienced will writing services in Dayton, Ohio. Our attorneys are here to help you create a will that reflects your wishes and desires. We can also help you update your will as your life changes. We have the legal knowledge and experience you need to create a will that is legally sound and reflects your values.

Call us at (937) 427-1367 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

What to Include in Your Will

When writing your will, you should include the following information:

  • Your name and address
  • The name and address of your executor
  • The name and address of an alternate executor
  • The name and address of your guardian for your minor children
  • A list of your dependents (minor children, spouses, or disabled dependents)
  • A list of the assets you want to bequeath to your dependents
  • Directions on how you want your assets to be distributed
  • Directions on how you want your funeral to be conducted
  • A statement that you are of sound mind when writing the will

What Makes a Will Valid?

To be valid, a will must be:

  • In writing
  • Signed by the testator (the person making the will)
  • Signed by at least two witnesses
  • Notarized

If the will is not properly signed or witnessed, it can be challenged. If the will is challenged, the court may appoint an administrator to distribute the deceased's assets. The administrator may not distribute assets in the same way as the deceased would have wanted. By working with a qualified attorney, you can ensure that your will is valid and that it reflects your wishes.

How to Update Your Will

As your life changes, your will should be updated to reflect those changes. For example, if you have a child, you should update your will to include a guardian for that child. If you get married or divorced, you should also update your will to reflect these changes. If you change your will, you should review your new will with an attorney to make sure that it is valid.

Schedule your will consultation today by calling (937) 427-1367 or contacting us online. We offer free initial consultations.

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