Joint Wills and Pour-Over Wills

Is a Joint Will Your Best Option?

Many couples who have been married for many years naturally think that a will isn't necessary or a joint will (also known as a mirror-image wills) is sufficient to ensure that the property in their estate will go to the surviving spouse. Unfortunately, though, identical wills executed by a husband and wife often create probate problems when a surviving spouse neglects to change the terms and conditions in the event of remarriage or other changes in circumstances.

More Than 30 Years of Custom Estate Planning and Administration Services

If you are a widowed senior citizen who has a joint will, or the adult child of an elderly parent, make sure the right will is in place to reflect your specific intentions. Lyons & Supple has been helping individuals and families resolve their estate planning issues for more than 30 years. We will examine the terms and conditions of your joint will and discuss a customized option that is right for your unique needs.

Call our offices in Wappingers Falls, New York, at 866-587-0982 or contact us by e-mail to arrange an opportunity to discuss your legal needs.

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What Is a Pour-Over Will?

A pour-over will is frequently used in connection with a revocable trust. The purpose is to move assets originally excluded from or left out of a trust without public scrutiny. Our firm can prepare a pour-over will to correct this omission and provide that assets left out when the trust was originally established will "pour over" from the estate into the trust after death.

Contact us to arrange a consultation about your will or other estate planning needs. We promise customized, personalized service. Learn why clients throughout the region have trusted our New York estate planning lawyers for more than three decades.