A will can help you control what happens to all of your property after you die, and help ease the stress of your passing for your loved ones. Yet, many Americans do not have a will, perhaps because they believe that wills are difficult or costly to make. While it’s true that it’s best to talk to an attorney if you are likely to leave behind a large amount of property or have many descendants, for many people, online forms such as LegalStreet can make a legally valid will in a short time for relatively little cost. Plus, this page and the pages below will give you an overview of the law surrounding wills and probate, so you’ll know what’s important when you create your own. Wills are essential elements of estate planning, so take some time today to start your will to ensure your family and property are protected.
A simple will covers just the basics: who will take care of your dependents, who will get your property, and who will manage your affairs when you’re gone. Learn what you need to know about simple wills, or see a sample.
Not actually a will, a “living will,” otherwise known as a healthcare directive, informs healthcare providers regarding your preferences for medical treatment in the event you become incapable of doing so yourself. Learn all about living wills, or see a sample.
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