Did you know that about 70% of Americans do not have a will? A will organizes your affairs in case something happens to you.
In life, you can decide how your property and assets are distributed, and name who will provide care for children, after your death.
Without a valid will, state laws will decide how your assets are distributed. So making a will is a good idea, even if you do not own a Sprawling mansion.
The process of creating a will is simple and could very well be the most important document you ever sign. An attorney can help draft a one, tailored for your situation. A will should be revised with major life events such as marriage, having children, and divorce.
There’s also online services that can produce one for a fee.
While it is hard to talk about death with your family, putting it on paper may be easier.
A will helps your loved ones honor your wishes, but most importantly, can lessen their stress - during a time of mourning.