Should I Make My Will?

Making a will is essential if you wish to distribute how your assets should be distributed after your death. People avoid making a will as they feel that it There are several compelling reasons for making a will:

  1. Distribution of Assets: By making a will you can specify how your assets are to be distributed after your death. If you do not make a will, your assets will be distributed as per the law which governs you, which may not be in line with your wishes.
  2. Appointment of an Executor: You can appoint an executor under your will, who can apply for a probate of your estate, pay your debts and distribute the assets as per your directions.
  3. Charitable & Other Bequests: A will allows you to bequeath your property to any charity or any other person who is not your heir, as you may desire.
  4. Funeral and other ceremonies: You will can mention your preference for your funeral, the amount of money you wish to spend on the funeral and other ceremonies. This will guide your family members and loved ones during the challenging time.
  5. Peace Of Mind: When you have made your will, your mind is at ease knowing that you have penned your wishes and that they will be legally followed.

A will may be easy or complex, depending upon what bequests are to be made. Further, there are some mandatory requirements to be observed, such as, presence of two witnesses while signing the will. It is advisable to seek legal assistance for drafting a will to prevent legal challenges in future.

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