Writing a will is a crucial part of anyone’s life, especially as we get older. It’s not only important on a personal level in terms of closure, but it’s also something we each have to do for our loved ones. Once we’re gone, our friends and family will have a difficult time not only dealing with the loss but also figuring out their next steps.
So isn’t it surprising that 2 out of 5 Americans over the age of 45 don’t have a will? Putting your wishes on paper might be challenging, but it is worth making sure you’re leaving things behind in order.
Though each state has different laws when it comes to wills, writing one up can give seniors a sense of control. Planning out who gets what of your property is most certainly something you have to do and the sooner, the better. Yes, things might change along the way, but small adjustments are easier to make than drafting your will from top to bottom when they do.
We strongly advise you to get in touch with a lawyer. Before you schedule an appointment, we’re here to answer your 10 most burning questions about writing a will.