Many clients assume that a will is something that should be created later in life. They think, “Only old people need wills.” No matter what age you are, it’s important to consider your estate planning needs.
If you’re over the age of 18, it’s time to create a will. Without a will, you’re not able to be in full control of your affairs. Take a look at the information below to learn more. If you have any questions, or if you’d like to execute your will, meet with an estate planning attorney.
Why do I need a will?
- Do you want to choose how your assets will be distributed after your death?
- Are there certain people who you wish not to receive your property?
- Do you have children who you want to always protect?
- Do you want to avoid having your children placed into foster care or having family members fight over the children?
- Would you like to choose who will help to handle your estate and private affairs after your death?
- Do you want to have control over the future of your assets?
- Would you like to live life with a greater peace of mind?
- Do you want to make sure that all of your affairs are in order ahead of time?
- Would you like your personal wishes to be respected?
- Do you want to make sure that the state doesn’t decide who gets your assets?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you need to create a will. You’re never too young or too poor to create a will. It’s best to create this important estate planning document as soon as possible just in case. Don’t leave yourself and your family unprotected. Create a will as soon as possible!
If you have any questions about the estate planning process, or if you’re ready to create your will, consult with a qualified estate planning attorney.