The laws governing wills vary state by state. When a person dies without a will, state law will determine who gets the property. This can result in unhappy surprises for the surviving family, especially in a step family situation. If you do not decide how you would like your property to be distributed and put this into writing it will be decided for you! So it is very important to be sure … [Read more...] about The “Why”, “When” and “How” of Having a Will
providing for pets in wills
Pets are part of the family, often have jobs to do in our homes, and provide us with love and companionship. Yet, many people do not make plans for what would happen to beloved pets after the owner’s death. Providing for pets is different than providing for minor children. Pets may be provided for informally (by agreement between parties), or formally (by naming the pet in a will or … [Read more...] about What Would Happen to Your Pet if You Died Unexpectedly?