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You should always be mindful of your loved ones and thus the reason why it is very important to have investments not for you but also for them after you die. It is always important to make sure that you do not die without a valid will so as to prevent your properties from being distributed opposite to your wishes or rules.
A will is not just a document but a legal document that has to be presented in a court of law before approval and for more understanding, one needs to have a lawyer to witness when writing the will and expressing his or her wishes. Wills only make sure that your loved ones get your sentimental items and not any other one that is not in the will. Before writing a will, it is important to know some of the requirements by the law. The legal age in many states is 18 years and this is the first key thing that every testator should meet.
The mental state of the testator should also be very sound to make sound decisions or wishes. There have been so many conflict cases due to distribution of properties against the testator’s wishes and thus the reason why in every will there has to be an executor who will oversee the distribution of the assets to make sure that the whole distribution is done peacefully and according to the owners’ wishes. It is always vital to make sure that you find a good attorney to advise you on the best will to select when writing one. The various types of wills can be executed under different laws which vary with the country’s laws. Here is a discussion about the various types of wills a learner needs to know.
The first type of a will is a simple will where the testator expresses his or her wishes regarding the distribution of the assets in uncomplicated manner. Despite of completing a simple will on your own, you need to seek advice from a good attorney to avoid errors that may result to legal issues later. Trust is very important during the distribution of your estate to a beneficiary as there will be an executor to administer the whole distribution process and thus the reason why testamentary trust wills are the best options for those who would like to put some of their assets into trust. The other very common types of wills are joint wills which are created by two testators who leave their properties to each other as well as living wills that only distribute assets when the testator is alive.