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Is it hard to write a will?

The term "estate planning" is all-inclusive and defines the process whereby you plan for your future. Throughout your efforts to establish an estate plan for yourself in Washington, you may write a will, make critical designations of your assets, identify people you trust to make important end-of-life decisions on behalf of you should you become incapacitated, and even make preparations for the care of dependents in the event of your death. 

Writing a will, in particular, will require you to think extensively about your desires for the people and things you care most about. What do you want to happen to them after you die? Making these determinations now is a way to guarantee that the things that mean the most to you will not be turned over to the state when you pass away. While writing a will may seem daunting at first, it should not take you a lot of time, especially if you have some help doing it. 

According to The Motley Fool, simply writing a will by yourself and putting it in a safe place, is often not enough to withstand the legal system and its rules if you were to pass away. Rather, once you have made your will, work with a professional to make sure it is legally binding and is accessible to those who will need it when you pass away. Maintaining your will requires that you revisit it every so often to make sure that no major life changes have rendered it inapplicable.  

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. 

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