When Should You Start Thinking About a Will?

October 5, 2022
Media Estate Lawyers at Eckell Sparks Help People With Their Wills and Other End-of-Life Documents.

Many people do not think they need a will. They associate needing a will with being rich and owning a lot of property and assets that need to be divvied out when they pass away. However, this is not the case. Even if you do not own that much property, it is still a wise idea to have a will.

Once you become an adult, you should sit down and think about what you should have in your will. You should also update your will when there are major changes in your life. For instance, when you get married or are going through a divorce, you should update your will. When you begin to have children, you should update your will.

What Are the Benefits of Having a Will?

Some important reasons why you should have a will:

  • End-of-life decisions: With a will, you can let your family and loved ones know what you want to happen after you pass away. Do you want to be cremated or buried? Do you want a funeral? All of these questions can be answered in a will.
  • Establishes a trusted person to tie up loose ends: Whenever someone passes away, there are loose ends that have to be handled. A will establishes who you want to take care of those various issues and establishes who will be your executor.
  • A will makes sure the right people get your property or items. If you do not have a will, your property will be divided up as per what the state law dictates. Your property could go to a family member who you do not trust, or it might go to a family member who you have never had a relationship with. A will makes sure your wishes are carried out accordingly.

Media Estate Lawyers at Eckell Sparks Help People With Their Wills and Other End-of-Life Documents

If you have been thinking about creating a will and other important end-of-life documents, we are here to provide legal assistance. Speak with one of our Media estate lawyers at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. today. We have been helping families with wills and estates and end-of-life documents for decades. Call us today at 610-565-3701 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. We are located in Media and West Chester, Pennsylvania, and we serve clients throughout Delaware County, Chester County, and Montgomery County.