Most people don’t want to think about what happens after they die, so they put off any sort of planning for a future where they are no longer there. Everyone dies; this is something you should accept sooner than later. The earlier you accept this, the earlier you will prepare for it. Remember that when you prepare and get your affairs in order, you are not doing it simply for yourself, but for your loved ones who will be there even after you’ve passed on.
Last will and testament
Your will is a document that states what you would like to happen with your property after you die. It may also include what happens with your minor children as far as guardianship is concerned. Through your last will and testament, you can name an executor who will carry out your wishes.
There are DIY wills that you can download from the Internet, but these are an easy and generic solution. They cannot account for the more complex and unique situations in your life.
Getting a lawyer
It is of course much better to get an estate planning attorney in Spanish Fork to handle your last will and your trust. Lawyers with experience in handling such things will advise you regarding every detail. It’s a safe route to take, as you can avoid giving someone more power over your estate than you would like. Your lawyer is likely going to advise you to use a trust, as this is a more private way to handle your wishes posthumously. Last wills are public record, so they are not as private as you might think. This can become messy especially if you have lots of property and money, and there are people who are interested in them beyond your immediate family.
Whatever your plans for your loved ones after you die, whatever you would like to happen during your funeral, you will have a better chance of getting things in order if you get a lawyer to handle these things for you. Call your lawyer now and discuss a future where you are no longer there, but your wishes are still fulfilled for your loved ones.