August is National Make-a-Will Month
BY GREG OLIVER
NOTE : Where there’s a will, there’s a way … a way to make things easier for your family and friends upon your passing, a way to choose who inherits what from your estate, a way to name a guardian for your minor children should the need arise.
Do you have a last will? Many people don’t, and if they die without one in place, their assets will be distributed per state law rather than according to their wishes.
August is National Make-a-Will Month – a time to encourage people to take this important step in consideration of their loved ones. Today, is easier than ever to create a notarized (“self-proving”) last will and testament. A last will drafted with a lawyer’s counsel is an even better choice – an attorney well-versed in estate planning can explain the different types of wills and help you understand your options.
There’s nothing wrong with exercising a little will power … and giving yourself more power over the destiny of your wealth. If you haven’t made out a last will and testament, take advantage of the reminder provided by National Make-a-Will Month. Act now so that you can make things easier for your loved ones when the time comes.