Steven Patterson, Attorney at Law provides a full range of services for Wills: drafting, review, amendment, revocation, execution, and probate. We provide reliable guidance for testators and personal representatives (also known as executors or administrators). Our experience in the probate court, resolving issues related to the validity of Wills, enables us to provide practical advice for testators from all walks of life. Similarly, our work in the formation of Wills gives us keen insight into how personal representatives should interpret various aspects of a will that may initially seem unclear. Whether you are a testator formulating an estate plan or an executor implementing a decedent’s wishes, Steven Patterson, Attorney at Law can simplify many complex aspects of the tasks before you. We offer pertinent and personal legal advice to obtain the results you need in a timely manner with the least stress possible.

Executing a valid Will is rather simple; executing an effective Will takes a bit more work. The probate court approves a Will if it finds the document was executed intentionally and freely by a person of sound mind, is written in clear, unambiguous language, and is signed and witnessed. That’s really the easy part. To be effective, your Will must be comprehensive, covering the full range of your worldly possessions and your deepest concerns, and contemplating various contingencies. We work closely with you to memorialize your intentions completely and instructing that they will be carried out in the most efficient manner possible.

Once executed, your will remains your final statement of your intentions until you amend or revoke it. We recommend reviewing your Will at major life events and at least every three to five years and updating it to reflect your current wishes.