Congratulations! You are writing your will. Did you know that according to CNBC, 67% of Americans do not have an estate plan? So, writing your will puts you in the top half of the people in this country. It can be scary, but getting started is not very hard. You might think it’s better to include absolutely everything in your will. Then if there is a problem, your loved ones can work it out after you’re gone. This is a bad idea. There are certain things not to include in your will.
A will ensures the people you want to have your money and assets get them. It also makes sure your items do not go to the people you don’t want to have them.
Including items that should not be in your will can cost time and money for your loved ones. A poorly written will may cause family disputes, plus court time and money.
5 things not to include in your will are:
This is not a complete list of things not to include in your will. When you’re ready to draft your will, it is best to speak with an experienced estate planning attorney.
With expert guidance from the estate planning attorneys at Estate & Probate Legal Group in Illinois, we can help you establish a will. When done right, the will can allow your beneficiaries to receive their assets without legal trouble. Contact us today at 630-864-5835.
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