Creating a will is something many people wish to avoid or put off. But establishing a will sooner rather than later has a number of benefits, including:
- Avoiding future disputes: When your wishes are recorded in a will, your surviving loved ones will have clear direction on how you want your assets and wealth to be distributed. The lack of a properly drafted will creates a breeding ground for contentious disputes that can prove destructive to the fabric of the family.
- Avoiding probate: While you cannot always eliminate the need for probate, by establishing living wills and other legal instruments, you can help your surviving loved ones escape some of the expense of this complex process.
- Appointing a guardian for minor children: More and more young parents are establishing wills to put a plan in place in the event tragedy strikes. While it’s unlikely such measures will ever be needed, you can rest assured that your children will be in the care of a trusted friend or family member if something happens to you and/or your spouse.
Remember, a will only protects your wishes when it is free from errors, ambiguities and other problems. At Johnson, Johnson, & Nolan, Attorneys at Law, we know how to draft wills that stand up to scrutiny. We can guide you through the process of establishing a will and other important estate planning matters.
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