Need Help Making a Will?

It is tempting to put off making a will. There are more fun and pressing things to do, movies to see, parks to explore with your children, laundry that just won't fold itself. And the process can feel so overwhelming, with estate taxes, trusts, retirement accounts and small business questions to contend with. Life insurance policies and guardianship issues can complicate things even further. But how else can you make sure that your assets go to your loved ones?

What's the Worst That Could Happen?

If you die without making a will, then the court, not you, gets to decide what happens to your assets. Laws vary widely from state to state, so the disposal of your assets can become very complicated. There are instances where parents have had to sue their own children for a share of their deceased partner's estate.

More importantly, if you have children and you haven't addressed guardianship issues by making a will, the court will have to decide who will take care of them. Your child could be raised by someone who isn't your ideal choice.

Protect Your Family By Making a Will

There are many ways that making a will helps your family, including:

  • Showing responsibility to loved ones
  • Makes sure assets go to family without lengthy legal process
  • Prevents stress of settling details of your estate
  • Makes sure noninvestment possessions get to the person you want
  • Can even make sure that your pet goes to the right caretaker

Get Started Now

Once you weigh the risks of not having a will with the benefits, the choice becomes easy. Making a will requires a small investment of your time, but the return you and your family will gain in terms of peace of mind is immeasurable. And once you speak to an expert, you'll realize the process isn't as scary or intimidating as you'd imagined. Our Lee's Summit office is passionate about making sure that your family is taken care of through smart estate planning. If you live in the greater Kansas City area, our attorneys are happy to help guide you through the process of making a will.

Ready to start?

Call our Lee's Summit, Missouri law office at (816) 434-6610 for details.

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