Keeping your affairs in order is an integral part of your life. It strategically places you one step ahead of your actions and at the forefront of unforseen circumstances. Yet, there are some things that we cannot predict, which is why it is important to make sure that your family is protected by making a will for your estate and assets.
According to a research survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Martindale-Hubbell, nearly 55 percent of all Americans do not have a will. While this may be due to stressful economic situations or personal circumstances, it is alarming for most people's future. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to sit in an office for days on end, while trying to decipher endless documents with a lawyer. You can get assistance inmaking your will with We The People.
A will is a legal document that indicates the distribution of your assets and property in the event of your death. This places the decision-making in your control prior to any occurence, expressing your desires over who will be responsible to administer your estate and follow your wishes (the executor or personal representative), who gets what (the beneficiaries) and also, how and when they are to receive it.
For parents, this is especially important. You should want to make sure that children who are under your care are well-protected and provided for. Planning your will allows you to indicate who you want to be responsible for their care (guardian)and assets (custodian) while they are still minors.
Without developing your last will and testament, these decisions will be made by the court, not by you, and you won't be guaranteed the same protection of your assets and property. However, you should keep in mind when planning that most wills are subject to probate. Probate is the court-directed process of distributing a person’s assets and possessions after their death. The probate court governs the distribution of your estate according to the instructions of your will.
We The People provides "personal service that you can trust," eliminating a fear of the future and better helping you prepare. Through affordable and accurate service, We The People can help you prepare and execute (properly sign/notarize) a simple legal will.Service is confidential, reliable and stress-free!
There is no appointment necessary, so feel free to stop by or call (212) 633-2200 for free information on estate planning and creating your very own will today.