Wills

Protect Your Future, Enjoy the Present.


Conley Law LLC has written and reviewed dozens of wills for clients of all incomes and backgrounds. Unlike some family law matters, writing a will can be a positive experience for you and your family by making your wishes known to your loved ones.

The planning and discussion when you prepare a will and other related documents can help reduce stress and anxiety by everyone involved. It is especially helpful for others to know your wishes if there is some type of emergency. Additionally, creating a clear will and testament allows you to choose a person to act on your behalf and settle your affairs, decide when beneficiaries will receive your assets and select a guardian for your children. If you die without a valid will, state law controls the distribution of your estate.  Probate, the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, will resolve all claims and distribute property and assets but can take much longer and can be very costly and time consuming if there is no will.

Although drafting a will can be handled without a lawyer if a person’s affairs are very simple, it is recommended that a will at least be reviewed by a licensed attorney. Conley Law LLC services range from simple review and advice all the way to complex will with trust provisions. Fees for wills are often a flat fee, with no additional charges. Conley Law LLC recommends you review your will about every five years or if a change in circumstances warrants it.

Areas of Practice.

Simple Wills, Testamentary Trust Wills, Joint Wills, Living Wills, Nontraditional Wills, Elder Law, Disability/Special Needs Planning, Power of Attorney – Medical, Health Care Directives, Power of Attorney – Financial, Property & Asset Planning, Guardianship, Executor/Representative/Trustee Planning, and Pet Guardianship.

“Jeff Conley has helped me with several legal matters in the last 10 years, including advice on planning and real estate. He is honest, approachable, and upfront with his billing – I appreciate that.”  S.M., Centennial, CO

Helpful Insight.

The New York Times, What it Was Like to Finally Write My Will

The Wall Street Journal, DIY Estate Planning Has its Risks

The Wall Street Journal, How To Prepare Just in Case 

Stats.

  1. Over 55% of the total population of Americans don’t have a will.
  2. 92% under the age of 35 do not have a will.
  3. Top reason men don’t have a will: not necessary.
  4. Top reason women don’t have a will: too costly.
  5. Hispanics (74%) and blacks (68%) are least likely to have a will.
  6. 90% of wills are made by people over the age of 60.
  7. Probate time frame with a simple will is generally 6 months to a year.
  8. 38% of Americans have a power of attorney for health care decisions.
Source: Gallop 2016 and LexisNexis