Many people mistakenly believe that if they are not rich, they do not need a Will. That is simply not true. Other people believe that their property will go to who they want it to without a Will. That is probably not true. Verbal statements or agreement are not valid after you die. If it is not a valid, written Will it probably will not accomplish your wishes.
If you do not have a Will, then the law will determine who receives your property. If you have a spouse and children, your property will be divided among them. Depending on your relationship with your children, this can be a real problem for your surviving spouse. If you are a second or subsequent spouse or have a second or subsequent spouse, it gets very complicated very fast.
Unfortunately, we see many sad situations where a spouse dies, and the result of how property gets distributed is not at all what the person who died would have wanted. If you are unmarried, then the heirs that are forced on you by the law most likely will not result in accomplishing what you wanted.
Wills can be simple yet make a world of difference to the loved ones you leave behind. A little planning will make a big difference to your loved ones. It is not expensive to have a Will prepared by a lawyer. Contact one of our attorneys today about getting your Will prepared! Your family will thank you.