Having a will is arguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. Not only can a will legally protect your spouse, children, and assets, it can also spell out exactly how you would like things handled after you have passed on.
While each person’s situation varies, here are the top ten reasons to have a will.
- You decide how your estate will be distributed
- You decide who will take care of your minor children
- To avoid a lengthy probate process
- Minimize estate taxes
- You decide who will wind up the affairs of your estate.
- You can disinherit individuals who would otherwise stand to inherit
- Make gifts and donations
- Avoid greater legal challenges
- Because you can change your mind if your life circumstances change
- Because tomorrow is not promised
In your visit to our office, please have the following documents or information ready:
- two pieces of identification documents (at least one of them is issued by the government with a photo on it)
- the legal names, addresses, and phone numbers of all the beneficiaries, executors, alternate executors.