Make a Will: It Won’t Kill You!

September 16, 2013  |  William F. Huefner

Many people avoid the process of estate planning because of fear. There is a persistent superstition that says that you will die soon after you make your will.
Fortunately, making a will does not invite death any more than any other activity you do. A will is just a plan for what will happen when you die. Many people make out wills and then go about living their lives for decades after.
Dave Ramsey, the popular financial expert, has a pretty good comment to make on the subject of wills. In The Total Money Makeover he writes: “You are going to die, so do it in style, and do it with a will!”
Ask yourself whether or not you would want the state to make decisions about your property, children, pets, or debts. If the answer is “no” then you definitely need to engage in some estate planning.
If you have a lot of assets then you will definitely want to engage in this process to make sure that your life’s work is not distributed in a way that would be unpalatable to you.
A will is simply another thing that you should take care of. It’s just a piece of business, much like filing your taxes, paying your bills, or buying insurance. It may not be fun to think about the end of your life, but it’s still worth doing. It will give you and your family peace of mind, and it will make the transition far easier.
So contact BGS us today. We’ve been serving the Minneapolis metro area since 1938 and our compassionate, experienced estate planning lawyers will help you put together an estate plan that will help your family when you finally leave this earth.