why you should have a lawyer when making a will

by Prof. Ezequiel Krajcik III 10 min read

Lawyers and estate planners are familiar with local and state laws and can ensure your will is accurate, valid, and doesn't leave anything out. They're also able to make sure you're not assigning property to someone through your will when a beneficiary has already been named on a specific policy.Mar 1, 2019

What are the most important things when making a will?

What are the Most Important Things to Put in a Will?Personal Information. This should go without saying, but your will should include basic information about you to be official. ... Last Will and Testament Verbiage. ... Property and Assets. ... Beneficiaries. ... Executor. ... Guardianship. ... Signatures.

What should you not put in your will?

Conditions that include marriage, divorce, or the change of the recipient's religion cannot be provisions in a legal will. Therefore, a court will not enforce them. You can put certain other types of conditions on gifts. Usually, these types of conditions are to encourage someone to do or not do something.

Who should be the executor of your will?

Who should I choose to be an executor? It could be a friend or family member. They don't have to be related to you but it should be someone that you feel you can trust and who is willing to take on the responsibility of the role. The people you choose can also inherit something from your will.

Where is the best place to keep a will?

Ideally, you keep it in a place where it will be safe from disasters like fire or flood, secure from thieves or snoops, but also easy for your loved ones to find when the time comes.