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Did you know creating your will can be fun?

On Behalf of | Nov 7, 2019 | Firm News |

Many people in Florida put off creating a will because they feel it is morbid, or they just do not want to think about their own death. However, creating your will is not something you do for yourself. It is something you do for your loved ones. Do you want to leave behind chaos and confusion over your estate, or would you rather leave things well taken care of? When you think of it like that, creating your will can be a fun exercise in caring for your family even after you are no longer on this earth.

Your will is the last chance you get to tell everyone what to do. If you like being the boss, then this is a great perk of creating this document. You want to start by assessing your assets. Know what assets you have and, Money suggests also knowing your state laws regarding those assets. Certain assets, such as those jointly owned, will automatically transfer upon your death, so you will not need to include those.

You also want to think about who you want to receive your assets. This can be a time to surprise someone. Perhaps your daughter has always loved the pearl necklace that you got from your grandmother. You could leave the necklace to her in your will as a surprise. You also can make a point. If you have a greedy brother who assumes he will get the antique clock your father gave to you, you could show him otherwise by leaving it to your son.

Regardless of what you put in your will, make sure it is legal and follows the law. If your will does not meet the legal standards the state sets, a court could throw it out during probate. This information is for education and is not legal advice.