Short Answer: Very Likely
Many people have the mistaken belief that having a will is something that old rich people do. However, having an up-to-date will is important for many people. The solemn truth is that on any given day, there is not guarantee that any of us will make home to our family. What legal and financial condition will we leave our family in if we were to die today? That is the foundational question behind the need for a will. Check the following list to see if any of the descriptions fit you.
- I’m married with minor children who will need a guardian and/or a trustee
- I’m married with adult children that I want to inherit directly from me
- I’m divorced, and I have primary custody of one or more minor children
- I’m divorced, and my ex-spouse has primary custody of one or more of our minor children.
- I am married but I have a child from a prior relationship
- I am a step-parent for a child I love like my own, but I have no biological children
- I am unmarried, but I have a child that I want to provide for
If any of these traits fit you, then you know you need a will. You should note that none of the above traits have to do with wealth or age; they have to do with relationships. A person with children and/or a spouse is plenty old to qualify for a will. Having a will helps make sure that your loved ones are taken care of in the way you want to take care of them after you are gone regardless of your age or wealth.
Youngblood Law, PLLC is a Fort Worth, Texas family law firm that uses a holistic approach to help people get on with their new life by getting done with their old life. We believe having a thoughtful will package is family law, and we offer a robust selection of testamentary and other documents our clients need to confidently move on with their new lives. This essay is intended for educational use only, and is not a replacement for competent legal counsel. If you are facing a family law matter, we recommend obtaining competent legal counsel like Youngblood Law, PLLC. For more information, contact us at 817-601-5345, find us on the web at www.youngblood-law.com, or on your mobile device, open your browser and type in lawfw.biz and press Go.
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