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Reasons why a will is important

Estate planning is not usually the most exciting thing for a Kent area family to work on. No one wants to think about what would happen to their assets, their children, etc. after they pass away. But, when a family does not take the time to create an estate plan, problems can arise upon their death. Having a will is one of the most important things a person can do for their family.

There are many reasons why a will is important. One main reason is a person gets to decide how their estate will be distributed upon their death. If there isn't a will when a person dies, their assets will most likely not be distributed the way they would have liked them to be.

Another reason is to decide who will take care of their children. Appointing a guardian is a very important part of a will. If a guardian is not listed, the court may decide who will take care of the children. When a will is in place, it also helps the family avoid a lengthy probate process and minimize estate taxes. A will allows a person to make gifts to charitable organizations as well.

The advantages a will provides can help a family feel at ease in case the unthinkable happens. A legal professional who specializes in estate planning can help their client create tools that make sense for their family situation. They know every family is different and want to ensure their clients needs are met in a thorough and economical way.

Although estate planning may not feel like a task anyone wants to undergo, having a will in place protects the people you love most. Knowing that children and assets are protected can give a person peace of mind.

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