Thinking about death and leaving loved ones behind is never easy and is unfortunately, something that many people put off because it’s just not a pleasant thought. But it is important and something people have been facing through the writing of wills since the earliest days of written history, according to the American Bar Association. Writing a will is imperative to easing the stress on your family as much as possible if something should happen to you, and it can give everyone (yourself included) peace of mind knowing there is a plan in place.
Done correctly, wills go far in ensuring that your assets are directed where you want them to be and that any possible disputes between surviving family members are minimized because all matters of your estate are clearly addressed.
When you’ve decided that it’s time to prepare a will, here are a few things to consider:
- What type of funeral do you want?
- Who will manage your money, debts and health care decisions?
- What will happen to your home?
- Who will care for your children and what are those caregivers’ names and addresses?
- What are your main assets?
- Are there gifts of personal property you want to leave to specific people?
Estate planning, including not only wills, but trusts and living wills are a specialty of mine, and I offer these packages at an affordable rate of $500 per person or $750 per couple. I encourage you to please contact me if you’d like to learn more.