Planning for the Future

 

Six Reasons to Have a Will

  • A will lets you direct precisely who will receive all the property you have accumulated over your lifetime.  Without a will, the state in which you live could decide who receives what – all according to inflexible rules.
  • Your will can contain a trust that provides financial security and money management for family members who need special assistance.
  • Your will permits you to nominate the person who will handle your estate or serve as guardian of minor children.
  • Your will enables you to assist friends and charities that the law omits.
  • A skillfully drafted will can allow your family to minimize taxes and other costs that may sap your estate of vital assets.
  • Your will can be an expression of your personal values, by remembering a special person in your life, distributing cherished heirlooms or providing for the charities that were important to you.