My draft came without any directions for Payments of Estate Taxes. In my old Will I have it, is it necessary to have it in my new one ?
State/Country relating to question: Texas
Nothing I'm just reviewing this draft and making sure it meets all the necessary requirements of a Will in Texas
Thanks for your question and good afternoon.It is my goal to understand your question and provide a full and complete answer.This would be something that you would want within your new will as if it is your desire for the executor to be able to pay the estate and any other taxes out of the your estate.It is certainly something you should discuss with the estate lawyer.Generally would tell your lawyer that you want such language if you want the executor to be able to have that power to pay any taxes and for that matter any other expenses that come up.Sample language would be something like..To pay all necessary expenses of administering the estate and any trust including estate and other taxes, trustee fees, fees for services of accountants, agents, and attorneys to reimburse said parties for expenses incurred on behalf of the estate or any trust hereunder.You should discuss such language with your estate lawyer since it is your desire that something similar be included in your will.
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