How We Can Help Make A Will: Step-By-Step Guide

How We Can Help Make A Will: Step-By-Step Guide

Making a will can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. With this step-by-step guide, you can easily get a will created that meets your needs and protects your loved ones. At King & King, our attorneys are ready to assist you in all of your estate planning needs. Learn more below and get in touch with us to get started!

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Step One: Determine Your Assets

The first step in getting a will created is to determine your assets. This includes detailing everything you own, from your house and car to your savings and investments. You will also need to decide how you want to distribute your assets. For example, you may want to leave your house to your spouse and your savings to your children. We know the questions to ask to help point you in the right direction.

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Step Two: Choose An Executor

The next step is to choose an executor. This is the person who will be responsible for carrying out your wishes after you die. It's important to choose someone you trust and who is capable of handling this type of responsibility. You may also want to appoint a backup executor in case your first choice is unable or unwilling to serve.

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Step Three: Write Your Will

Once you have your assets and executor sorted out, it's time to write your will. This is where you’ll be thankful for the experience and expertise at King & King Attorneys At Law as we draft the will for you in such a manner to properly handle any potential legal questions. We help you determine your goals and navigate any challenging situations. Here are a few things that will need to be included:

  • Your full name and address
  • A list of your assets and how you want them to be distributed
  • The name of your executor
  • Any other special instructions, such as funeral arrangements
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Step Four: Sign Your Will

Once your will is complete, we will set a final meeting at the office for the execution of your Will. Each state has laws in effect that govern the requirements for execution of a will. Once it is signed, you will be given the original will and should store it in a safe place, such as a fireproof safe or safety deposit box. We can also provide you with an electronic version of your executed documents for your records. You should also give copies to your executor and any other important people in your life.

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