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Where There Is a Will, There Is a Way

07-25-16

+ Where there is a will

None of us like to think about the end of our life, but there will be a day where we say goodbye. Don’t you want to make sure your family is protected when you pass on?

Breathe Easy Knowing Everything Is in Place
There are two things that are certain in life: death and taxes. And while the topic of “death” is not usually the first item on our list of topics to discuss, it is probably the most important. In fact, discussing death and preparing your will can help give you peace of mind in knowing that your assets will be divided the way you desire after you are gone.

Your will allows you to have a say in what happens to your belongings (i.e., house, money, etc.) when you pass away. A will can also help to prevent arguments among loved ones, since it is your wishes that are being passed on through your will.

To make sure everything is set, you want to have a plan in place. On a piece of paper, list out your assets in order to make sure nothing is left off. Beside each item listed, write the name and contact information of the person who will receive that asset when you are gone. This way a lawyer can be sure to contact the person to let them know your wishes.

You also may want to leave a note. This is not for everyone, but it is something that can help your family fulfill your wishes when it comes to your funeral arrangements. It also can allow a designated person to know about accounts and numbers he/she may need in order to take care of business after you pass.

Do you need assistance in preparing a will? Contact us today to learn how one of our experienced lawyers can help you through the process.