We’re all going to die someday.
For many folks, such a statement can be unpleasant to thing about regardless of who old they are. Regardless of a person’s thoughts or feelings on mortality, one thing that’s important for people as they get older is preparing a will.
What is a will you ask? Quite simply, it’s a legal document that states your wishes for your estate i.e. your belongings when you pass away. As the writer of the will, you the testator declare your wishes for the executor, who carries out the wishes of your will.
If you don’t have a will, it’s important to get going on one. In fact, more than 60% of the American public doesn’t have a will and more than half of Americans aged 55-64 don’t have one.
If you won’t have one yet and want to get started, you can either write a will yourself or enlist the help of legal services to get everything in order. Regardless of which way you do it, here are some important things to keep in mind when writing one: