What is a will and why do we need it?
A will is a legal document that determines what happens to your property, your money, and even your children after you die. Wills prevent a court from making decisions on your behalf. You don’t want somebody you don’t know making decisions about who gets your property. And you don’t want family and friends fighting about who you want to raise your children. Rather, you should get these decisions in writing.
Who needs a will?
There is a misguided notion that will are only for the rich or at least people who own property. This idea couldn’t be farther from the truth! Here is why you need a will:
If you have children or might children, you need a will. You have to name who becomes guardian of your minor children.
If you have any personal property or money, you need a will.
Even if you have no property or children, we will walk you through deciding in writing who handles your finances, who handles medical decisions for you, and what your wishes are concerning life support in the even you become incapacitated.
What happens if you die without a will?
Sadly, many people die before they should. And many people do not have a will in place. Here are possible consequences of not having a will:
Your loved ones will already be stressed when you die, not having your wishes spelled out only adds to that stress.
If you don’t have a will, a court gets to make the final decision on who your property and children go to, not you.
Your wishes will not be in writing, and therefore, your money or children might be given to someone you never would have picked.
So how do I get a will?
It’s very easy and inexpensive to put a will in place. Please contact us immediately and we’ll help you get started.