Everyone Needs a Will
Every adult should have a will regardless of his or her financial net worth. We make it simple to make sure that the people and things you care about are taken care of. If you die without a will, your property will be distributed according to state law. Your property will be disbursed to your heirs and family members which may not necessarily be what you had intended. Having a will ensures that your assets and possessions will go to where you would like them to go. In the case of children, your will can include provisions to address who will care for and become the legal guardians.
More Information on Wills:
Your will should:
The witnesses should be adults who are not also beneﬁciaries*. Although they need to know they are witnessing your will, they don’t need to read the will or know what is in it. The witnesses should pay close attention during the execution. If anyone later contests the validity of a will, the court may ask the witnesses to testify about what occurred during the signing.
To make a valid will, you generally need to be over 18 and have “testamentary capacity.” “Testamentary capacity” means you are mentally competent and requires that you understand: