Do I Need a Will?
People often ask, “Do I need a Will?” If you do not have one, you will not be in control of what happens to your assets upon your passing, and you could leave your family in a challenging mess. Delaying these thoughts is human. You may feel uncomfortable about having a Will drafted because thinking about your death may feel scary. Also, you may feel overwhelmed about making so many decisions at once. And, as attorneys, we understand. This is why we are here to help make drafting a Will more manageable.
Having a Will drawn up allows you to control who will receive your assets upon your passing. If you do not have a Will when you die, the law will determine who receives your property. The Will also allows you to name who will be in charge of administering your Estate upon your passing. This will include paying your debts, collecting any assets owed to you, and distributing any of your property. If you do not have a Will, the Court will decide who will administer your Estate without your input. Also, in a Will, you can name who you want to be the Guardian of your minor children. And all of these are important things to have outlined.
Do I need a Will?
Most likely, the answer is yes. A Last Will & Testament will make things easier for your loved ones when you pass away. And it will give your loved ones simple, direct guidance as to your wishes. It can be tough and stressful for your loved ones to have to try to make these important decisions while also grieving your loss. Further, having a Will drawn up will help alleviate tension between your family members. If your wishes are written in a clear, legal manner, you’ve eased their burden and left no cause for conflict.