There are a few milestones that we all aspire to reach in our lives, markers that prove we have officially reached adulthood. Some of the most exciting milestones include getting promoted, buying a home, or having a child. All of these milestones and what happens after each is fun to dream about – what our children might look like, the exotic vacations we might take with all that promotion money… in the end, I think we all imagine from time to time the legacy we will leave behind.
Of course, this imagining and dreaming are all fantasy fun until reality sinks in and we have to deal with the serious parts of being an adult along with the fun stuff. We have credit scores to consider, medical bills to pay, and plans to make for after we’re gone. A not-so-fun, but oh-so-necessary part of being a responsible adult is planning for the what-ifs and whens. In short, creating a Will.
Don’t worry. I’m not here to preach about heavy matters of life and death. I am here as a lawyer who has specialized in estate planning for over 20 years. In those 20 years, I have found one thing to be true – a large reason people fear dying is a feeling of unpreparedness. Not knowing what will happen to your family, finances, or belongings when you pass away can become a nagging worry in the back of your mind.
How can we quiet that worry? Well, that’s what I’m here for. First, let’s look into what a Will involves.
What is a Will?
The best way to protect the people and possessions most important to you is to make a Will. A Will outlines what should happen to your assets (belongings and finances) when you pass away.
You probably haven’t yet created a Will because…
- the legal jargon is confusing.
- you think you need a lawyer.
- you think you can’t afford it.
- you feel too young for a Will.
No matter your age, you need a Will if you…
- are married or single.
- have children.
- have worked hard to accumulate income and assets.
Trust me, if the fears listed above describe you, you are not alone. These feelings are totally normal. Fortunately, I am here to squash those fears and offer words of comfort and truth. It is possible to create a Will in an easy to understand, affordable, and efficient manner. I have worked with many people over the past 20 years, and each and every one of them would tell you how important it is that you create a Will, not just for you own peace of mind, but for the good of your family and loved ones.
Ready to create your Will today? Get started now!