Estate planning ensures your wishes are fulfilled if you become incapacitated or die. By clarifying your intentions in writing, you remove a heavy burden from your loved ones during a very emotional time. This post is the first in a six part series that aims to provide general information about various documents that can be helpful in Estate Planning.
Today, we’re going to focus on Wills.
So what exactly is a Will? A legal declaration of your wishes regarding the disposal of your property and your mortal remains after your death.
Who should have a Will? Just about everyone. Under Florida Law, passing away without a will means that a court will decide what happens to your property regardless of your preferences. Having a will protects your wishes regarding important details like who receives your property and whether your body is buried or cremated.