No Excuses!

[Why estate planning should be your top priority]

Every adult should have a current will. Chances are this is not your first time hearing that. Yet a majority of us die intestate, or without a will. While this is not always a disaster, it's always a bad idea.

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Below are the top excuses for not having a will...what is your excuse?


Excuse #1: "I don’t own much"

Many people own more than they realize when they sit down and list all their belongings out. Also, your Will is written to be enforced in the future and none of us know how much our estates will be worth at that point in time. Even if you do have a smaller estate, someone will get your property when you die. Shouldn’t you be the one to decide who oversees your affairs, who gets your property, and who will be the guardian of your children? Family bickering over these issues can cause permanent damage, so you should contemplate whether that is the type of “last impression” you want to leave your loved ones with.


Excuse #2: "My husband/wife will get everything anyway, which is what I want."

In Arkansas, many factors, including how long you’ve been married and whether you have any children or grandchildren may impact whether this is true. Your spouse may only get part of your estate. Also, what if you and your spouse die at the same time? Don’t let the state make these decisions for you; lessen the burden on your loved ones and make your wishes clear.


Excuse #3: "We own everything jointly."

While this may or may not be true for larger assets, such as houses, bank accounts, and cars, it is seldom true for other assets, such as household furnishings, collections, and life insurance. Also, what happens if you both die at the same time?  Don’t leave it up to chance.

Excuse #4: "We can't decide on a guardian."

This can be a very tough decision, likely one of the most important you will ever make. You’ll consider many factors, such as age and health, resources and energy, character and values, personalities, and geography. But in the end, shouldn’t you decide who is entrusted to raise your children instead of a judge? After all, you know your children, your relatives, and yourself a lot better than any judge will be able to.

Excuse #5: "We've decided on guardians, but need to check with them first."

How long have you been meaning to check with them?  Stop procrastinating and call this week; even better, right now.  Then get that Will drafted.


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Excuse #6: "Things are about to change. I'm about to: (get married, get divorced, have a child, move to another state, buy a house...)."

Life is full of changes and big ones might affect your will.  It’s a good idea to review your will after every major life change, but except for a very short period of time, you shouldn't let an impending change stop you from making a will. You can change your will any time you want, but you can't write one after you die.

Excuse #7: "I don't know how to choose a lawyer.”

This firm would be happy to draft your will for you.  We provide experienced, cost effective services, as described further below.

Excuse #8: "I can’t afford a will.”

People frequently overestimate the cost of a will. The cost depends on complexity of your estate, but simple wills can be very affordable.  At our website listed below, we have an online form you can fill out for free and we'll be happy to quote you a fee. Rest assured that whatever the fee is, it's a small price to pay for the peace of mind that comes with having a properly drafted Will.

Excuse #9: "I don't need a Will until I'm older."

It is an unfortunate fact of life that death does not discriminate with age.  None of us know when we will die.  There is NO advantage to waiting to prepare your Will, but countless advantages to taking care of it now.

Excuse #10: "Thinking about what will happen after my death is too depressing/intimidating.”

No one likes to think or talk about their own death.  However, we all have to face our own mortality eventually. As already mentioned, the advantages of preparing in advance and leaving less of a burden for surviving family members far outweighs any temporary discomfort we may feel thinking about how we want our belongings distributed.


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