A will, sometimes referred to as a Last Will and Testament, is a legal document that declares how an estate or property will be managed after one’s death. This isn’t the most pleasant subject to consider, but it’s an important step to take if you’d like to ensure that your wishes will be carried out in the event that anything should happen. If you have children, it may be particularly important to you to ensure they will be provided for.
Generally speaking, a will should include information relating to paying debt, making charitable contributions and the allocation of assets and property to beneficiaries. It should also name an executor, a person who will be responsible for carrying out the terms of the will. A will may need to be updated at various times, in the event of divorce, the birth of a new child, the death of a spouse or a significant change in assets or property.
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