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Do I Need a Will?

What Is a Will?

A will is a legal document that outlines your wishes for how your assets and property will be distributed after you pass away. Without a will, your estate may be subject to intestacy laws, which can vary depending on where you live and may not align with your wishes.

Why Do I Need a Will?

By creating a will, you can ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes, rather than the default laws. You can also name a Personal Representative, who will be responsible for managing your estate and ensuring that your wishes are carried out. You also name who will be a Guardian for your minor children. Naming a guardian for your children is an important decision and requires careful consideration. It’s important consult with an attorney who specializes in estate planning to ensure that your wishes are legally binding, and your children are properly protected.

Additionally, a will can also provide peace of mind to your loved ones, as it can help to avoid disputes or confusion about how your assets should be distributed. Overall, creating a will is an important step in ensuring that your wishes are carried out after you pass away, and it is recommended that you speak with an attorney to ensure that your will meets all legal requirements in your jurisdiction.

If you want to learn more, please contact Legacy Law Firm, P.C.!