Jasper L. Edwards
A will is a legal document in which you state how you would
want your property to be distributed once you are dead. In order for your will to become a legally
binding document, it will have to be properly signed and witnessed. The person making a
will is referred to as the Testator. In addition,
after your death, all your property and belongings will be known as your
Making a will is not something to be taken lightly. It is
a very positive step
- Providing for the people you care
- Ensuring that particular items go to
- Appointing a person you really trust
to carry out your instructions to the minutest detail
- Making a donation to the charity of
your choice, if you wish
In essence, making a will helps to
remove all the difficulties and doubts that could arise after your death. If there is no
evidence of what your final wishes were, things can become very difficult for those you leave
behind. Contrary to what most people think, you don’t have to be rich or own a lot of
property for you to make a will. You may wish to leave other kinds of valuables or
sentimental items such as coins, art works, antiques, jewelry, letters or photographs, to the
people you love. It doesn’t have to be money or property.
Anyone who is above the age of 18 and
of sound mind can make a will. Most will forms are very basic and you can fill them out on
your own. Even though the law does not say that an attorney must write you will, it is still
very important that you get professional legal advice.
The following are some of the ways in
which a will attorney can assist you:
- They will ensure that your will
meets all the legal requirements. If a will is not properly written and signed, future
problems could arise.
- A will attorney will help to make
sure that your will is clear and can be understood. They will help you to write down what you
want to happen to your property in the event of your death.
- A will attorney can explain to you a
number of standard clauses that may be included in your will to provide for unexpected
If you decide that it is the right
time for you to make a will, you should have an attorney look over it to make sure that
everything is in order.
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