The days following the passing of a loved one can be incredibly stressful and busy with setting up funeral arrangements and handling their final business. A will can make this process easier for your loved ones in the event of your passing. A will is a legal document that dictates one’s wishes after they pass away. Some benefits of a will include:
- Distribution of your property
- Care of any minor children
- Selection of an Executor
- Express funeral and burial wishes
- Reduce stress on your family
Peace of mind can be important in enjoying your future with confidence. A great way to achieve that is knowing you will leave your family with a plan in the event of your passing. According to the National Library of Medicine, there are more than 67,000 sudden unexpected deaths of adults annually in the United States. Too often, unexpected deaths come along with unknown death plans. Two in every three US adults pass away without a will and leave the funeral planning, estate handling, and child placement among other difficult decisions up to family members. After a sudden passing without a will, it will often be up to the probate court to delegate who will take care of your estate. This may be after the funeral where your wishes were not known. Planning for the future could save heart ache and confusion of your loved ones.
At Jennifer Gastelum Law, we believe that the process of creating a will should be done with care and efficiency while being easy on you and your family. We also have notaries in house to certify your will. We can also assist your family with probate courts once the will has been executed to ensure that the process is smooth for your loved ones. We are here to use our years of experience to help you. Call us for a free consultation.
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