When you prepare your will, you’re essentially taking inventory of everything you’ve done in your life. This ranges from the assets you’ve amassed to the relationships you’ve created. It can be a daunting experience and cause issues if done wrong. Our McAllen estate planning lawyers of Fryer and Hansen know how imperative an adequately written will is to you and your loved ones. We want to highlight three things that should never be left out in your will.
Our four-legged friends (in most cases) are an essential part of our families. So, doesn’t it make sense to provide directions for their care in your will? Leaving money for their food and veterinary costs is a priority, but you shouldn’t overlook the fact that they will need to be looked after by someone you trust. Including detailed instructions about your pets is a must.
Funerals are a meaningful part of someone’s passing, yet many people forget to include instructions about their services in their will. If you envision a specific type of funeral service, we strongly suggest you include instructions in your will. Doing so could alleviate some of the stress on your family after your passing.
Many people are blessed with massive families filled with children, grandkids, and so many other people. This is especially true for people with blended families. If that is the case for you, and you wish to leave gifts for loved ones in your will, we recommend you take inventory of your entire family. The last thing you want is to leave someone out and cause a falling out within your loved ones.
Let Us Take the Reigns
Sometimes, family situations are too much to deal with when drafting a will. This can cause worry, anxiety, and other emotions that can cause more harm than good. Let’s avoid that. The estate planning attorneys at Fryer and Hansen in McAllen are ready to take on your will so you can focus on what matters most: your loved ones. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, contact us today.