|Wills and Your Family's Future
Most people find it unpleasant to contemplate their own death and what will happen
afterward. Of course, the reality is that life will continue even after we're gone, which
means we owe it to our families to prepare for our own passing.
There are many important parts aspects of planning for the future, but none is more
crucial than a carefully, thoughtfully written will. It's the legal document that makes clear to
a spouse, children and the state of Florida how you want your assets to be distributed
In Florida, if you die intestate, without a will, your assets will be distributed by the court
according to the Florida Probate Code, rather than how you may have been planning. The
best way to let courts and your family know exactly what is to be done with your things is to
write a will.
Who Should Have a Will?
Many people put off the creation of a will. They think they'll wait until they've accumulated
more money and other assets worth dividing. Yet when they look around and look at the
possessions they have, they realize much of it has value, either monetarily or
sentimentally, and would be important to a spouse or child.
So who should have a will? Virtually every adult should have one, including:
People with a 401(k), pension, retirement funds or savings
Everyone with a life insurance policy
We all know that life is unpredictable. Death is just as unpredictable. We don't know when
it will come. But we can make what happens after our death more predictable for the next
generation by preparing today.
Make it Personal
Estate planning is very personal. A Jacksonville, Florida estate planning attorney can help
you express your wishes for your family and your assets. Contact an estate planning
lawyer to learn more about wills, trusts, guardianships, living wills and other estate
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The Law Office of Kathryn S, Robbie represents family law clients throughout Jacksonville, Florida, and the surrounding communities, including Jacksonville
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