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5 Often Overlooked Reasons to Have a Will

Just about everyone knows that it is a good idea to have a Last Will and Testament (or just a Will for short) in place, but over half of adults still don’t have one. Most people think that a Will is used to identify what you want to happen to your kids and your belongings if you pass away. While that is certainly one thing that a Will can do, this type of document is important for many other reasons that you should be aware of. Take a look at these five often overlooked reasons to have a Will and then make an appointment to get yours done (or updated) today.

Make Things Easier for Your Loved Ones

One of the biggest benefits of a Will is that it will make things easier for your loved ones after you pass away. Without a Will, your loved ones will have to figure out who gets what, who is responsible for your estate until it can be passed to the next owner, who should care for your children, and much more. To make matters worse, this all needs to be done through a legal process called probate, which can be complex and time consuming. This all needs to be done while also grieving your loss. With a Will, however, the probate courts know your exact wishes so your loved ones have much less to worry about.

Leave Instructions for Digital Assets

Most people today have a variety of different types of digital assets including social media accounts, email accounts, websites, online financial accounts, cryptocurrency, and even gaming accounts. Due to the nature of these assets, they can easily get overlooked if you don’t leave clear instructions on what they are, how to access them, and what you want done with them. A Will is a great place to leave instructions for these digital assets.

Make Sure Your Pets are Taken Care Of

If you pass away with minor kids and no Will, it can cause problems but you can be sure they will be taken care of by someone. Your pets, on the other hand, may end up at a shelter or other place with nobody to give them the love and care they need. Putting your pets in your Will is a great way to ensure they are cared for if something should happen to you.

Instructions for Your Funeral

Most people have some ideas on what they want their funeral to be like. Putting your wishes in your Will is a great way to make sure that they are taken care of when the time comes. This can include things like what type (if any) of religious service you want, where you want to be buried, whether you want to be embalmed or cremated, and much more. Just make sure to let your loved ones know that your desires for your funeral are in your Will so they can check it when needed.

Enjoy Peace of Mind

For many people, the biggest benefit to having a Will is the peace of mind that it brings. You can rest easily knowing that you have your affairs in order should you pass away. Remember, it is also a fairly simple (and affordable) process to update your Will so you can always have your current wishes known.

Get Your Will Today

Whether you need a Will for the first time, or you want an existing Will updated, we are here to help. Contact the Law Offices of S. Dylan Pearcy to discuss your needs and get this important document created right away.

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The Law Offices of S. Dylan Pearcy, PLLC is focused solely on the needs of our clients. We provide professional and effective representation in the areas of personal injury and family law, in addition to our work with Wills and estates.

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