Do I Really Need A Will?

“I don’t have very many assets.”

“My family would never fight over my things.” 

“I’m not old enough to be thinking about a will yet.” 

“Death is morbid, and I just don’t want to think about it.” 

These are many of the reasons we hear as to why people don’t think they need a last will and testament. However, even if the above statements are true for you, it’s still a good idea to get your affairs in order now with a will. 

What is a Will?

A will is a legal document with instructions on how you want your property (personal and land) distributed when you die. It doesn’t matter how many assets you have – you still should consider preparing a will so that your assets, big or small, are protected after you pass. 

Why is a Will Important?

Because your will is the only way to ensure that your wishes regarding your property are honored after you’re gone. A will also benefits your loved ones who you leave behind. You may not care about what happens after you pass away, but your family can be left with a big, complicated mess if you die without a will. 

When Should I Prepare a Will?

The sooner, the better! It is never too early for an adult to begin thinking about preparing a will. 

These are just the basic principles about a will. There are still several more important considerations in having a will prepared, so contact one of our attorneys today to discuss why you need a will and how to best protect your assets after your death.