Personal Injury Lawyer
Serving Hazleton, PA

Where there's a will, there's an experienced attorney who makes your final wishes known

Attorneys Theodore Laputka and Edward McNelis have helped countless families prepare legal documents as part of our family law practice. We know that one of the most important documents everyone should have is a will.

It is also a document that people often don't bother to prepare. This can create problems when a person dies. The state will distribute that person's assets. Some family members may feel resentful or left out. Some may even file lawsuits, claiming they are owed more money.

This is a problem you can avoid by making your wishes known in a will. A will is a legal document that provides instructions for distributing your assets after you die. It is your chance to make sure your family members and your assets are taken care of the way you want - and McNelis Law can help you get there.

Among other things, a will lets you determine:

  • Who will care for your children
  • What happens to your home and other property
  • Who gets your money

It can also let your family members know about any other of your final wishes, such as organ donation, giving money to charity or setting up a trust fund.

Make sure your wishes are followed

Wills need to be prepared a certain way in Pennsylvania. Attorney Theodore Laputka has years of experience in wills and estate planning. He can help you make your final wishes known in a legally binding document.

A will does not have to be complicated. It is a very good idea to get one, even if you don't have a lot of money or property. Preparing a will is a way to make sure that what you do have goes to the people you want to care for after your passing.

Our attorneys can sit with you and make a list of your assets. Then, we will help you create a will that distributes those assets as you see fit.

When preparing a will, there are several questions you need to consider:

  • Who will be the executor of your estate?
  • Who will receive an inheritance?
  • What type of inheritance will each person receive?
  • If you have a child who is a minor, who will serve as his or her guardian?
  • If you have more than one minor child, do you wish to appoint separate guardians for each one?
  • If you own a family business, who will take it over?

We will help you draft a will that makes your instructions clear, no matter how simple or detailed they are. And if you ever want to change your will, we can help you update it.

Don't leave family members dependent on the courts for the distribution of your estate when you are gone. Contact us to set up an appointment to create a will that ensures your final wishes are carried out.