Typically, it should only take about 10 to 15 minutes to draft a will. Even though this process is quite simple, far too many Americans refrain from ever taking care of their will, subsequently leaving completed issues for their families and their estate. Your best bet to draft a legitimate and fair will is to seek professional legal help.
“A will is an important way you can stay in control over who gets what of your property,” said Sally Hurme, an attorney with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). “And by planning in advance, you can also save your family time and money.”
By working with an experienced law office, you will be placed with skilled probate attorneys and your will can be drawn up exactly how you would like. In addition to knowing who to contact in order to sufficiently fill out your will, it it is best to educate yourself on the process as a whole. Hopefully this information will help you better understand the importance of filling out a will.
Here are some frequently asked questions when it comes to will and probate:
- What happens if I pass away without ever filling a will? — If you die without ever filling a will, your estate will likely be settled based on your state laws.
- Should my spouse have the same will as me? — It depends on your familial situation, as well as what estate planner or attorney you are working with. The majority of estate planners, however, advise against joint wills.
- How do I leave certain items to specific heirs? — The best way to leave specific items to hairs of your choice is to craft a letter of instruction with your probate attorney. Again, asking for professional legal help before you fill out your will can help you throughout the entire process.
Dealing with your future can be scary, especially if it involves you not being here — but it is essential that you set your family up for a successful future and make sure your estate is split up exactly how you want it to be. If you want to learn more about filling a will, contact Horn Law Group right away.