Your will is one of the most important documents you can create. It allows you to declare your wishes regarding how your assets should be divided in the event of your passing. This will help ensure that your friends and family are protected in the future. Some of the things you may put in your will include real estate, investments, sentimental items like jewelry and photographs, and more. This may sound like a simple task, but there is a lot that goes into creating and filing a will. Read on to learn more about drafting your will in Michigan.
Can I Draft a Will on My Own?
Technically, you can draft a will on your own. There are a variety of DIY templates available online to help you write your will. But, this may not be a good idea.
What Could go Wrong?
Drafting a will online may seem like the cheaper option, but in reality, the cost will add up. This is because you need a number of different documents to create a complete estate plan. Additionally, if your will does not meet the necessary requirements, it can be considered invalid. An invalid will can cause a lot of legal trouble. For example, your loved ones may find themselves involved in a complex legal battle. This is because your assets will be divided by the state, rather than according to your carefully planned out wishes. To avoid this, reach out to an experienced estate planning attorney.
What Other Documents Do I Need?
As previously mentioned, a lot goes into a complete estate plan. In addition to your will, you may also want to create a power of attorney, an advance healthcare directive, various trusts, and more. An estate planning attorney can help create a comprehensive estate plan that meets the needs of you and your loved ones.
If you are interested in beginning the estate planning process, contact our firm today. We are here to walk you through the process each step of the way to ensure that you and your loved ones can feel secure in your futures.
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