Why do I need a will?

Wills are important. Regardless of how much or how little money you have, a will ensures that whatever personal property and assets you do have will go to family or beneficiaries you designate. Without a will, the court makes these decisions.If you have children, a will is essential, to ensure that your wishes regarding your children will be clear. In your will, you will be able to designate a guardian for your children who will be responsible to care for your children should something happen to you.  In addition to naming your children’s guardian, by completing a will, you will also be able to name a trustee who will be responsible for taking care of your financial resources for your children until they are adults. There are other benefits to having a will, and depending on the size of your estate careful planning can reap significant tax benefits.  You will also avoid subjecting your family and loved ones to confusion and anxiety at what is already a difficult time by making your wishes clear.

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