A Last Will and Testament is a legal document by which you instruct who gets property when you die and names the person who will be responsible for overseeing the distribution of property and making sure the terms of the Will are met.
Your estate consists of all property owned by you at the time of your death, including, real property, bank accounts, and personal property.
A well-thought out and properly drafted Last Will and Testament is one of the most considerate things you can provide for your family. If you die unexpectedly, having a Will can protect your family members from financial difficulties and reduce conflict among relatives concerning who will inherit your assets. If you have children under the age of eighteen (18), you can ensure your children are raised by people you trust if you include such provisions in your Will. If you have a special needs child, you can make provisions for the long-term care for that child to insure his or her needs are met after your death. A little planning and preparation now can go a long way towards making things easier later.
You may also want to consider having a Healthcare Power of Attorney, as well as a Durable Power of Attorney drafted at the same time that you have your Last Will and Testament prepared. Preparation and planning now will save you valuable time should the need arise for any of these legal documents. Call the Law Office of Roger Johnson today to schedule an appointment to review your situation and save your loved ones from the uncertainty that tomorrow can bring.