Do you have a Will? What? -- No Will? Why not?
know, we all have a problem with making out our wills... we have to talk about Death, and nobody really wants to go there. Let's put it off -- maybe tomorrow, maybe next year...
BUT -- what happens if you die and leave no will? Why not protect your family even if it means thinking about death.. it doesn't mean you might die sooner, it only means you took the time to care about your family in case the inevitable happens.
What is a will?
A will is a legal document, correctly written to follow the law, where you have the ability to say where your personal property goes. Who gets what when you die?
If you have a will, you choose who gets what (and what dollar amount out of your estate). If you have no will, the courts make those determinations.
Some small estates might get by with a handwritten will, mostly to determine who gets your personal things at your death.
Why you need a will: