Can A Will Or Trust Protect Your Family’s Future?

You cannot predict the future, but you can plan for it. Proper estate planning is an essential part of providing for your family.

I am attorney Joseph H. Beale, and my job is to help you understand your options. I can help you decide how to make sure that your will is carried out after your death and that your family's financial stability is preserved.

Which Is Better: A Will Or A Trust?

Wills are quick to create and inexpensive. Everyone, regardless of their age or assets, should have one. They allow you to direct almost everything, including the final disposition of your remains, guardianship of your children, the designation of your heirs and the disbursement of your personal possessions. For many people with simple estates and few assets, wills are a good option.

Trusts allow you to bypass probate entirely. Probate can be a lengthy process, which can tie up your assets and put your family under significant financial strain. Probate can also drain your assets of their value unnecessarily.

With a trust, you pass your assets directly to a trustee to help free your family from financial concerns. They are often useful for people with significant assets and complex estates.

I will take the time to listen to your goals for your family after you are gone, then carefully walk you through your options. I am not satisfied until my clients understand what works best for their needs, whether that is a simple will, a trust or both.

Start Planning Your Family's Financial Security Today

Your family deserves to feel secure, no matter what the future may bring. Do not put off this process any longer. I will make it as painless and simple as possible.

To talk to a lawyer who can help make your estate planning process easy, call me at 571-335-1831 or email me through my online form. With offices in Herndon and Aldie, I assist clients throughout northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.