If you know what you want to happen with your estate after you pass, it isn’t enough to just tell someone. You need to put your estate planning in writing. Recently I met with a woman who’s mother had died without a will. The daughter kept saying that “mom wanted this to happen” and “mom wanted that to happen”. Finally, I had to tell her, that it didn’t matter what mom said while she was alive about what she wanted to have happen. Rather, since she died without a will, the estate was going to be divided equally between the heirs, period. And if they couldn’t agree on how to divide the property, it would just be sold and the proceeds divided equally, period.
That is why it is so important, that if you have specific things you want to have happen to your estate after you die, you need to put together a written estate plan that spells that out, either in a trust or in a will. And you need to do that sooner, rather than later. At Brightwell Elder & Probate Law, I can help you with your estate planning and put together an estate plan that helps insure your wishes are carried out. #BrightwellElderandProbateLaw #estateplanning