For some, writing a will can seem overwhelming. It can be difficult to figure out where to start, what to include, and who to include as well. Having a plan in place in the event that something were to happen to you is an essential part of planning for the future. If you do not have a will currently, or the will you have in place is outdated, there are a few simple steps you can take to assure that your loved ones are taken care of.

Picking an executor is an essential part of the will writing process. Because the executor will be tasked with carrying out the instructions of the will that you create, you will want the executor of your will to be someone you trust. It can be a family member, a spouse, a close friend, or anyone else that you feel can be trusted. Another factor to consider are beneficiaries. Are there family members you wish to leave your possessions such as property or heirlooms to? If so, you will want to include them in your will.

Once you have created your list of possessions and the beneficiaries you want to receive them, get your will notarized for legitimacy and security. Keep your will updated, and revisit it on a yearly basis to account for any changes that may have occurred since you last updated it. There are many services online that can simplify the process of writing a will, but if you have any doubts about the process, working with a lawyer is an effective way to make sure that your wishes are carried out correctly. For a quick overview of the steps of this process, check out this short and helpful article from Psychology Today by clicking the link:

If you have questions about the will process and need guidance, contact my office and let me give you peace of mind, and together we will work for a brighter future!