Wills

Everyone needs a will.  Regardless of income or assets, everyone needs a will.  A will is a private document that explains to your beneficiaries what you want to happen with the things  and people that are important to you.  The provisions of a will are customizable entirely by you.  You decide who you want to receive your assets – family, friends, charity, etc.  You can make your wishes known about who should care for your minor children or pets.  You can designate what should happen to your real property and you can decide who gets your prized possessions or family heirlooms.

The most common types of wills are:

Pour-over Wills – Used in connection with your trust, so that the trust is the beneficiary.
Reciprocal Wills – Used by couples, where each person has their own will with reciprocal provisions.
Single Wills – This is a will for someone who is not married, but the provisions are essentially the same as a reciprocal will.

It is important to consult with an attorney about creating a will because once you are gone, this is the only document that can talk for you and express your wishes.  There are specific rules that apply to wills and considerations you need to make when doing one.  I would enjoy the opportunity to work with you on creating a will that not only expresses your wants, but also gives you piece of mind about what happens after you are gone.

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