Category: Wills

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Write Your Will

July 20, 2023  |  William F. Huefner

Writing a will is a task that many people put off. It’s often due to the uncomfortable nature of discussing what would happen after their death. However, creating a will is an essential step in ensuring your final wishes are respected, your loved ones are taken care of, and your legacy is protected. Continue reading, as we discuss the reasons why you shouldn’t wait to write your will and the benefits it brings. Protecting Your Loved Ones Writing a will allows you to designate how you want your assets to be distributed after you have passed away. Without a will in place, your estate may be subject to intestate laws. This can lead to lengthy legal battles, unnecessary stress, and potential disputes among your family members. By having a will, you are providing clear instructions on who should receive what, ensuring your loved ones are taken care of according to your wishes. Guardianship of Minor Children If you have children who are minors, a will provides an opportunity to name a guardian who is going to take care of them in the event of your untimely passing. Without a designated guardian, the decision of who will take care of your children may be left to the courts. This can cause an additional emotional…

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Protecting your Inheritance: How Undue Influence can Overcome a Loved One’s Wishes

July 6, 2022  |  Tyler W. Eubank

Undue influence is when another person uses influence to such a degree that the free agency of your loved one, referred to as the “testator,” is destroyed or overcome. Then the desires of the influencer are inserted in place of the testator.

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Wills and Estates: Are you prepared for that next step in life?

May 26, 2022  |  admin

Writing a will and planning for that next step in your life can be an emotional and overwhelming process. Many people tend to avoid it until it’s too late. There are several things you’ll need to have in order when setting up your will. It is not as easy as simply writing it up yourself and keeping it in a place for someone to find. A will is something that needs thorough planning, oftentimes with the help of a legal professional. Continue reading to find out how you should properly handle creating your will and what documents you will need. What are the documents needed for a will? First things first, what exactly is a will? A will is a legal document that details your wishes regarding the distribution of your finances and property, the care of your minor children, as well as other material possessions you may own in the event of your death. It allows you to direct how your belongings which can include bank accounts, investments, real estate, and jewelry, are distributed and to whom. If you decide to prepare your will yourself, begin by compiling a list of your assets and debts. Be sure to include all contents like safe deposit boxes, family heirlooms, and other assets that you wish…

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