You may be wondering what happens to all of your stuff when you leave this world. You may have heard of something called a will, but have never thought about getting one before. What’s changed? Do you have a family now? Do you have a lot of assets now, or are you just curious.
Most people think that you have to have a lot of “stuff” to even be qualified for obtaining a will. This is not the case and in fact, most everybody has an estate. This is why it is a great idea to create your own will now or hire some professional estate planning attorneys to do it for you.
If you have a car, life insurance, a home, furniture, personal possessions, or even a bank account, then you actually do have an estate and are entitled to create a will. These are the types of people that need estate planning:
- Anyone with any assets whatsoever
- Anyone with loved ones
- Anyone who want to make sure their medical directives are valid and are enforceable
Here are a few more resources for estate planning:
- What Qualifies As My Estate?
- Putting a Pet in Your Will
- What Can I Put in My Will
Estate planning is an ongoing process, and as your life changes and the situations around you – so should your estate plan. There are many questions that you may have never even thought about, or perhaps did not know that you could include in your will. Things like choosing your child’s guardian, choosing who will serve as the executor of your estate, and even what will happen to your pets are all things that you can include in your estate plan.
A trusts, wills, and estate planning are something that sometimes people don’t like to think about (which is why you should call your local estate planning lawyers to learn about it – but they are all very important and something that you should think about bceause there are probably a lot of people counting on you.
Wills can get pretty expensive sometimes – so you want to make sure that you aren’t spending a lot of money or time when you could get free consultations anywhere from a number of law firms. You’ve seen the commercials – the ones about the tax attorneys that can save you a bunch of money when you are filing for your taxes – Well they are all true. You just need to do a little bit of research to make sure you are going with the best attorneys possible.
This article was written by Jet Russell. Jet Russell is a full time guest blogger and does outreach for a company called 1 800 LAW FIRM in his spare time.