Under the new Pennsylvania Uniform Trust Act, it is key that you have ongoing legal assistance for the administration of your trust.
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Whether or not you have many assets or few, it is generally good advice to have a will. A will dictates how the things most precious to you are managed after death. A will determines:
Who receives your assets when you die. Without a will or other plan, like a living trust, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (or state of residence) determines how your property will be distributed. This may not always be compatible with your wishes.
The executor. After death, someone needs to handle your affairs and manage your estate. A will names an executor (a personal representative) to see this task is completed to your specifications.
A guardian to care for children. A will is the only place to nominate a guardian for children. If you do not have a will then a court will decide who should care for children.
A property manage to care for children’s property. Assets left to children must be managed by an adult. The same is true if you have pets; you will want to name a caretaker.
A backup for your living trust or other estate plan. A back up will provides a catch-all for any property that isn’t taken care of by your living trust or other estate planning device.