As you prepare for the future, creating a will is essential. A will is a document that details your exact wishes for your assets. Without a will, your property and children could end up in the hands of the wrong people, creating a messy conflict for your family members and loved ones.
At Bassett Murray Law Group, our wills lawyer team has spent years helping clients create comprehensive wills that reflect their wishes. We’d be happy to help you draft your will and carry its contents to fruition after your passing.
What Is a Will
A will is a legal document that details how you wish to distribute your belongings after you pass. This document includes the following information:
- Personal information
- Legal language that confirms the document is a will
- Assets and beneficiaries
- An appointment of executor
- An appointment of a guardian over minor children
- Your signature
- The signatures of two witnesses
- A notarized self-proving affidavit
Who Needs a Will?
Ideally, everyone would create a will once they turn 18, get married, or begin a family. However, many people believe they do not need to create one until they are nearing the end of their lives.
In reality, creating a will as soon as possible is essential to ensuring that your property and minor children are accounted for after your death. While no one likes to think about it, you can die at any time. You could also suffer a life-changing illness or accident that makes you unable to think clearly or state your wishes for your assets.
Creating a will now can ensure that you have plenty of time to think about your assets and beneficiaries with a clear, sound mind. You can always change your will down the line as your family and assets change. However, you can’t go back in time and create a will when you need one.
How Bassett Murray Law Group Can Help
Creating a will with the assistance of a qualified wills lawyer is essential. A will is a legal document, and you must ensure that it contains the correct language and information to be legally binding.
Every state has strict laws and regulations surrounding wills, and Michigan is no exception. Your will must meet specific qualifications to hold up in court after your death. The last thing you want is to spend time drafting a will that is not actually legally binding when you need it to be.
When you hire our law firm, we can provide the following services to assist in your will creation:
- Walk you through the steps of drafting a will
- Ensure that your will includes all necessary components
- Provide legal advice and guidance to reduce your family members’ tax burden after your passing
- Ensure that your will is legally binding
- Help enforce your will when the time comes
Contact an Experienced Michigan Wills Lawyer
If you don’t have a will, today is the best day to start one. Contact our team at Bassett Murray law today at 734-930-9200 to schedule your consultation with a qualified wills lawyer.