The importance of making a will cannot be understated. The legal implications for not leaving a will when you pass away are expensive and can often be prolonged and upsetting to family members and relatives. Besides the fact that the consequences of not leaving a will can be a long and drawn-out event for your family during a hard time, there is no guarantee that the estate will be distributed according to your wishes when you don’t leave a will.
Wills are an important and inexpensive way to guarantee your physical properties will be distributed accordingly upon your death. Anyone can over the age of 18 can and should have a will prepared, as you never know what can happen. If you don’t plan a will, you can inadvertently cause stress, disappointment, and financial hardship to your family members and any other beneficiaries. In order to properly draw out a will, it’s important to contact a California Probate Attorney to help you with the legal implications and details of the will. No matter how simple or complex, an attorney can ensure you peace of mind that your will is secure.
You must decide on what property to include on your will, who will inherit this property, and choose an executor to handle your estate. If you have children under the age of 18, it’s important to choose a guardian, as well as someone to manage your children’s property. The primary purpose of a will is to benefit your surviving loved ones and should be a source of comfort to them. A will should give you peace of mind that when you pass, your loved ones will be taken care of and your assets will be distributed as you wish.