A will serves as your voice after you’re gone. The legal document outlines how your assets will be divided among benefactors, but if it isn’t written and executed correctly, it can lead to big problems and possibly end up being overturned. To ensure your last wishes are honored, avoid making the below missteps in your will.
3 Common Errors People Make When Writing Wills
1. Forgetting Specific Details
So no important information falls through the cracks, your will should be as detailed as possible. Otherwise, the statements could be open to different interpretations, causing people to question your intentions or find loopholes that work in favor of those interpretations. To avoid these issues, list the full name of each heir and their relationship to you. Make sure to describe each asset, including goods and real estate, and use clear, direct language regarding who will be awarded each item.
2. Neglecting to Make Updates
Circumstances can always change, so periodically update your will. This way, the most up-to-date information regarding your wishes and who you want to receive your property is documented In the event of unexpected death, having a recent properly executed will detailing your last wishes can clear up any confusion.
3. Failing to Have a Lawyer Look It Over
Attorneys have experience drafting legal contracts and additional documents, so enlist their expertise when writing your will. An attorney will provide you with insight gained from valuable hands on experience in your county and state. They’ll provide additional services and advice to make sure the information is presented as accurately as possible and in a way that meets the legal requirements set by your state. Don’t trust something as important as distributing your entire life’s work to a generic pre-printed form you don’t understand or advice from a call in service. Meet face-to-face with your attorney to discuss your needs and concerns so you can properly tailor and execute a will that accomplishes what you want done.
For professional help creating your will, contact the Law Offices of Adrian L. Falgione, LLC in Lexington, SC. Attorney Falgione brings 30 years of experience to each job, ensuring loved ones are taken care of in the precise way their benefactors intended. The firm is proud to be small and to get to know each client well. To schedule a consultation in the Lexington County area, call (803) 957-6543. Visit the law office online for a list of their other areas of expertise, including product liability law and wrongful death suits. Become a Facebook follower for positive feedback from former clients.