It would be easy to assume that everyone has heard of a Last Will and Testament. But the reality is that many individuals and families either do not know what a will is or underestimate the importance of having one in place before they die.
A will is a legal document that spells out all of your final wishes, and it is typically seen as the first step in an estate planning strategy. By leaving behind a specific list of instructions for your loved ones, you have control over how things play out moving forward rather than leaving key decisions in the hands of judges or state officials.
You also reduce stress, heartache, and potential family strife for your loved ones during what is already an emotional time.
What is included in a will?
You can and should include as many details as possible in your will. A will is meant to express your final wishes, whatever they might be. Therefore, the amount of control you have is vast. A typical will includes:
- How your assets should be distributed
- Who gets what and how much
- Details for final arrangements
- Who should care for your minor children and pets
- Who is in charge (executor) of making sure all of this happens
A will is one of the more important decisions you will ever make for both you and your loved ones. The attorneys at Christman Attorneys, PLLC have valuable experience in preparing wills for families and individuals alike. And depending upon your needs and circumstances, proper estate planning could involve much more than writing a will.
We help you put together an estate plan that goes beyond the last will and testament with a revocable trust, living will, health care directives, powers of attorney, or other documents. Our attorneys will help you to create legal instruments to distribute your assets according to your wishes, nominate a guardian for minor children, minimize family disputes, avoid probate and estate administration, and plan for incapacity.
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