“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.