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What Should I Include in My Will?

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Writing a will is a crucial step in estate planning. It ensures that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and protects your loved ones after your passing. However, creating a will can be overwhelming, and many people are unsure of what to include. Keep reading to learn more about the essential elements you should include in your will.

1. Executor

The executor is the person responsible for carrying out the instructions in your will. It is crucial to choose someone you trust and who has the skills to manage your estate. You can also appoint a backup executor in case the primary executor is unable to fulfill their duties.

2. Beneficiaries

Your beneficiaries are the people or organizations that will receive your assets after your passing. You should be clear and specific about who you want to inherit your assets. You can also include alternate beneficiaries in case the primary beneficiaries are unable to inherit.

3. Assets

Your will should include a list of all your assets, including real estate, bank accounts, investments, and personal property. You should also specify how you want these assets to be distributed among your beneficiaries.

4. Guardianship

If you have minor children, you should name a guardian who will take care of them if you pass away. It is essential to choose someone who shares your values and parenting style.

5. Funeral arrangements

You can include your funeral arrangements in your will, such as burial or cremation, and any specific wishes you may have.

In conclusion, writing a will is a crucial step in estate planning, and including these essential elements will ensure that your wishes are carried out after your passing. At Adler Law Firm, PLLC, we offer comprehensive estate planning services, including wills, trusts, and probate. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start planning for your future.