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8 Reasons You Should Create a Will: Probate Laywer Raleigh NC

Probate Lawyer Raleigh NC: 8 Reasons You Should Create a Will

As we've mentioned before, a will is often something people think about (and think about often), but never take the steps to create. And, while we've written posts regarding what a will is and why they are important in the past, this post will specifically discuss the probate process and why individuals may need to make a will as they think about the end of their life. If that's something you're thinking about, then Eldreth & Eldreth, PC are probate lawyers in Raleigh NC that can help you get started.

Make Sure that Your Will is Legal and Valid

Making sure that your will is valid may be the most important part of the entire last-will and testament-making process. Unfortunately, per legal guidelines, if a will is considered invalid according to the court, the will will not be accepted into probate.

Probate is the approval and acceptance by the court of how your assets may be allocated. Probate also includes the payment of deceased debts and the distribution of his or her property. Once upon a time, you could get away with writing your "last wishes" on any old piece of paper, but that level of informality may no longer pass in court. As such you may need a probate lawyer in Raleigh NC to help you create a will as soon as possible.

X Reasons You Should Create a Will

With that in mind, why might you need to create a will? We've collected a starting list of reasons you need to start the will-making process.

  1. Protect your loved ones’ interests after you are gone.
  2. Clearly articulate who you want your life's work and possessions to go to.
  3. Offer safety for your relatives, including those that you may be responsible for.
  4. Designate your assets, including a home, investments, car, insurance policies, and more to specific people.
  5. Help your family receive your assets without any legal hiccups.
  6. Ease the transfer of property and possessions.
  7. Protect your children’s future.
  8. Appoint a guardian to your minor children, should you pass away while they are still young.

Note that should you enter a second marriage, a new will may need to be executed.  Whether you're creating a new will, revising a current will or entering a second marriage,  contact Eldreth Law Firm for any questions you may have concerning wills and the laws that go along with them.

Understanding last will & testaments, and when one’s need for them may be confusing and complicated. Don't get lost in the shuffle. Be sure to contact Eldreth Law Firm today, your Probate Lawyers in Raleigh NC to find out what your options are. They can work with you and may be able to help you draft an appropriate will.

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