When people think of a will or estate planning, they generally think of families with vast wealth and multiple properties. However, you do not have to be a millionaire or one of the rich and famous to need a will. The truth is that everyone should have a will to make life easier for their loved ones in the aftermath of their death. Moreover, if there is anyone whom you would like to exclude from inheriting any of your assets or property, a will can ensure these wishes are respected.
What a Will Can Do for You
A will can do more than make sure the heirs of your choosing inherit the assets and property you leave behind. If you are worried about who will take care of your feline friend, you can name a caretaker. As you can see, wills are about far more than divvying up assets among your surviving family members.
Below are several more ways in which you might benefit from a will:
- A will can do more than make sure your pets are cared for in the aftermath of your death. If you have children who are under the age of 18, you can appoint a guardian for them. Otherwise, if you pass away without naming a guardian, the court will make this decision for you and it might not be what you would have wanted.
- In addition to naming a guardian for your children, you can also name a property manager to handle the property they inherit and ensure it is managed according to your wishes.
- After your death, someone will need to wrap up your estate, which is why you will also name an executor to oversee this process.
- You can change your will at any time if circumstances change or you wish to update your beneficiaries. These updates are particularly common when spouses divorce. Therefore, if you are worried about having to accept your will as it is, keep in mind that you can modify it and alter it to your heart’s content.
Moreover, if you have a particularly large family and you are concerned about the conflicts that might arise over your assets, a will can reduce the likelihood of this occurring and keep the peace.
Schedule an Appointment with an Experienced Estate Planning Attorney!
Whether you have millions of dollars spread across various investment accounts, or you only have one home and a few minor valuables, everyone can benefit from having a will. The last thing you want is for your family to fight over your assets and burn bridges after your passing, so take the time to create a will now. At Justice Law Firm, PC, our estate planning attorney will work with you to create a will that addresses your needs and ensures your family is well cared for after you are gone.
Contact our law firm today at (817) 477-6756 to set up an appointment with an estate planning attorney.