Where there’s a Will…

I don’t have a Will because:

I am too young to need it.

I don’t have much.

I don’t have much family or kids.

I don’t have a lawyer and if I did it would be expensive.

I am not sure who I want to inherit.

I know I need to do this, but I am busy.

Are you answering to any of the above? Consider the following:

It does not cost a lot to do a simple Will.  It may save your family & friends from some hard decisions later.  It will save strangers (the Courts) from deciding on your behalf, and getting paid to do so.

Everyone needs a Will for after they are gone; a Medical Directive for their emergency health decisions; and a Power of Attorney, should they be alive but not able to take care of business.

To start the process:

  • Think of who you would put in charge in an emergency and talk with that person to see if they are willing. (If you have a child in need of a guardian, that person needs written permission to act on your behalf.)
  • Write out any heirs you want to bless.
  • Write your medical choices and end-of-life preferences.
  • Then when you have a plan contact an Estate or family Attorney.  There are some cheap on-line templates, but this is not the best way to go.  See a lawyer if at all possible, they can look at your plan and fine tune it for the best possible result.

It is much easier to plan before you have a crisis.  You and your loved ones will have more peace of mind after you do this.  Because where there’s a Will, there’s a way.

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