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The Process of Writing a Proper Will
Many of us have not bothered with their wills or estate planning duties. This is due to the notion that talking about death may somehow summon it too soon. Those who say they love their kids but fail to write one are not acting accordingly. A will and estate planning will cover them when you are not around. For those who have no idea how to do it, here is a plan of action.
It is important first to be aware of what assets and liabilities you possess. You shall thus know your net worth, and the composition of your estate. You will also have the necessary material for writing the will.
This is where you now find out who your beneficiaries are. You shall leave your money and possessions to them. It is important you apportion these things to them accordingly.
You then need to determine who the executor of your estate shall be. This service is readily available from attorneys and some bankers, who shall perform it for a fee. Whoever you choose, even if it is a family member needs to receive that compensation for this service.
Since it is time to draft the will, you now need to hire the right attorney. There should be plenty of referrals from your friends, family or colleagues. The state’s bar association is another great source.
You need the will to be specific as much as possible. Should it not be clear, you will leave your loved ones in trouble. Children and similar dependents usually suffer as a result. The attorney is three to make sure there is no such chance.
The assignment of the assets needs to be done realistically. Talking to the proposed beneficiaries is a good way to make things comfortable for everyone. You can then listen to them to find out if this is good for everyone.
It is good to write a letter to accompany the will to make things clearer. This helps address any confusion they might have when the will is read. You can even use it to tell them goodbye, and tell them why you decided the way you did.
It is important that you keep the will safe. You need it in a safe place, and accessible to a trusted party once you are gone. Think of a fireproof safe.
You also need to take time to update the will. There shall be many changes in your life as the years roll by. These shall affect the contents of your will.
It may seem like a challenge to write a will. With this plane, however, you shall discover more peace thereafter, knowing everyone and everything is taken care of. You can also learn more tips and trick to help you in other areas of your life.