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When Should You Write a Will? Experienced Family Law Attorneys Explain December 21, 2015

Downtown Canton, Canton
When Should You Write a Will? Experienced Family Law Attorneys Explain, Canton, Georgia

Whether they always think they'll find the time later or just don't savor the task of planning for their own deaths, many people constantly put off writing a will, often until it becomes too late. While everyone should have a plan in place for the division of their assets after they're gone, some situations call for more urgent action, especially if you need to revise a will you've already written.

Bray & Johnson Law Firm, estate and family law attorneys in Canton, GA, recommend writing a will anytime you experience any of the following:

  • Change In Marital Status: If you're getting married, divorced, or remarried, you'll need to write a will that reflects the changes in your personal relationships. This is especially true if you're getting remarried and have children from a previous marriage who will have to be provided for. A family law attorney from Bray & Johnson can easily help you out here.
  • Additions To The Family: When you have children, you'll need to formalize your wishes regarding the division of your assets. Otherwise, the court will distribute your estate according to its own formula, which may not be what you would have wanted. Again, the experienced family law attorneys at Bray & Johnson can help you sort everything out.
  • Real Estate Acquisition: Real estate is a valuable asset, so you'll need to make sure your estate planning documents reflect the debt and equity in your home. Consult with a family law professional to help your family take advantage of any tax opportunities that may be available.

If you need help with your will, a divorce attorney, or a personal injury lawyer, visit Bray & Johnson online or call (770) 479-1426 to schedule a consultation with a family law professional today.

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