Your Will: Prepare It Before It’s Too Late


ORLANDO, FL (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Talking about death is something many of us avoid. Having your will ensures that your assets and property are distributed according to your wishes after you pass away. However, just having a will is not even enough. According to a Gallup poll, less than half of Americans have a will and over 70 percent of Americans do not have an updated one.

“The first mistake is they don’t do one,” says Lawyer, Chuck Richard Wohlust.

Other common mistakes when it comes to your will are forgetting to add or remove beneficiaries as circumstances change, not including children under the age of eighteen, signing documents incorrectly, vague descriptions, ignoring account holders, and picking a bad executor. The most important part of creating your will, is to include everything.

According to Wohlust “For people of limited means, it’s hard to say go see an attorney but by the same token, it’s their assets. They should want to see how they want that distributed. If you have a house or bank accounts or you have whatever, if you want them to go the way you want them to go, then you probably should do a will.”

Another tip is to be as clear and concise as possible. Failing to use clear and concise language can lead to unintended consequences and legal battles.


Contributors to this news report include: Marsha Lewis, Producer; Roque Correa, Videographer and Editor.

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