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Klenk Law

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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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I saw four lawyers and was told by all of them; I should just forget contesting my mother's will. I knew what happened, but it is very hard to prove undue influence. I contacted the Law Offices of Peter L. Klenk & Associates. Attorney Amanda DiChello took my case. They were very honest and upfront about what would be involved trying to prove what I knew was true. Attorney DiChello may be young but she is extremely knowledgeable and skilled. She listened and understood what I conveyed to her. She knew exactly what information to use and crafted an outstanding interrogatory and many powerful depositions. Attorney DiChello understood the various emotional feelings this case created for my family and me; she was always there for us with a kind and encouraging word. We went to trial. The amount of work which she and her Paralegal did for the trial was incredible. They both knew my case inside and out! Attorney DiChello's powerful interrogative and thinking skills produced a positive outcome. Attorney DiChello did what other seasoned lawyers said was impossible!

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I was referred to Peter after my divorce to put documents together to protect my assets. He suggested a number of documents that would help protect my children and their future. Also, he put together wills, power of attorney and living wills. I initially spoke with him on the phone, he took 30-40 minutes to understand my situation and explain the benefits of having such documents. After a week or two, I met with him in his office and signed the documents. Everything else was remote phone calls and emails. He re-explained these documents and what whom to share. I am in good hands.

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Peter has done our family's trust and estate work since our children were born. He is not only extremely knowledgeable and honest but makes sure that our arrangements remain current with the changing legal landscape. I would give him my highest recommendation as a professional in his field.

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Mr. Klenk, quickly understood the circumstances presented and provided clear and concise advice. This advice provided me with the information I required to progress the case to my advantage.

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I contacted Peter through his website using the free consultation link for a question regarding a will. While I was expecting only a few minutes, it was a lengthy conversation. He made sure he understood the situation by asking many questions before offering advice. He then went through my options and results of each one. He left it up to me to decide if I wanted to proceed and did not push me toward one or another. His website has very useful information which I definitely researched before I called him. While I decided not to proceed at this time, I feel I had enough information to make that decision. I would not hesitate to hire him should I need to in the future.

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