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The attorneys at our Philadelphia will law firm, Klenk Law, know that working on documents like a will can be confusing because you do not know if it is better to add to it or start from scratch. We are here to help make this process less complicated.

When you create a will, you know you are doing the right thing for your future that can also benefit family, friends, and charities you may like. Creating a will affects your life. Once completed, you know that you have protected your assets and loved ones. The will address death, other documents like a durable power of attorney address if you are incapacitated. Either way, protect those you love. However, what if you already have a will and are unsure of whether you need to create a new will? After speaking with a member of our PA will law firm legal team, we can probably answer that for you.

Why start a new will from scratch?

Our clients often ask us this, and we have a question we like to ask back: does the will you have in place reflect your current needs? A will evolves and changes over your lifetime. You wrote your existing will to address your then-current situation. Has it changed? A few more questions an attorney from our will law firm in Philadelphia may have you ask yourself include:

  • Have you married since drafting your last will?
  • In the alternative, have you divorced since your last will?
  • Has a new child arrived? 
  • Did you move to a new state?
  • Did you get a new pet that you want cared for if you die?
  • Have you had a significant financial change?
  • Have any relationships dissolved or new ones formed?

All of these are reasons that you may need to start a new will.  Changes in relationships, finance, and heirs all require a will review. A will lawyer Allentown, PA residents trust can help you as you draft a new will, if needed. 

Looking At the Details

When it comes to creating a new will, there are a few situations where it will benefit you more to create a new will rather than keeping your current will.

  • Getting Married. Starting a new marriage plays a significant role in determining if you need a new will. Especially if this is not your first marriage.  Children from a prior relationship bring unique complications to the second marriage. Your spouse is likely the top person who will be listed to receive your assets. But how shall you protect the children? Let’s brainstorm.
  • You Have a Baby. Especially when you have minor children in your family, it is time to start considering naming guardians for your children. Picking a trustworthy Guardian ensures that you and your spouse know and trust the person or people who will take care of your children if you were both to pass away at the same time. 

  • You Change Your Mind. Simply stated, many people change their minds when it comes to who they want to inherit different property or what portion of property someone should get. If you are having second thoughts and would like to make a change, it is best to start from scratch with help from an attorney at our will law firm in PA. 

When you have questions about starting your will from scratch after already having one, come to the knowledgeable and trusted attorneys from Klenk Law, your local Philadelphia will law firm, to see how we can help.

What Our clients are saying

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B.A.

Peter Klenk and his associates are responsive and professional - It is a pleasure to work with their team. If you have needs in estate planning or administration, they are the firm to go to in the Philadelphia area!

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Glenn P.

Peter Klenk ESQ is a thoughtful and capable attorney who we work with on estate planning issues. His firm recently provided us with new Wills, Power of Attorneys and our instructions regarding major health issues. These documents are important for estate and life planning. Peter and his team are masters in the complexities of Estate Law. We highly recommend Peter and his Associates to provide thoughtful advice and outstanding work on these complex issues of the law. Make sure your estate planning documents are up to date, and Peter can be relied on to do an excellent job. Well done Peter!

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Chris B.

AWESOME LAWYER! Peter Klenk is an exceptional attorney and a very nice person! Today I spoke with Peter about estate planning and was impressed with by his professionalism, cordiality, and attention to detail. I highly recommend Klenk Law for probates, wills, trusts, and other issues germane to estate planning!

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Brandon. L

Peter was excellent. He explained everything very clearly and is super friendly. My wife and I originally tried using a lawyer through group legal coverage, but unfortunately the old adage - "you get what you pay for" - applied to the other lawyer, and we decided to go with a real professional.

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Anita R.

Peter came highly recommended by a close friend to do our estate planning. We have been putting off for years. He is knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with.

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