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What Should You Know About Writing a Will?

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: June 27, 2017

Writing your will is one of the most important parts of estate planning in Colorado. This invaluable document acts as a set of master instructions for your loved ones at the time of your passing. It can educate them about where you would like your money to go, where you wish for your possessions to end up and who should care for dependents if you have any. So, what should you know about writing a will?

According to ABC News, there are some basic elements of writing a will that can help you to articulate a document that makes sense and accurately expresses your wishes. Here are some of the things you should know:

  • Executors and witnesses are important: While writing your will is something personal that you will most likely undertake on your own, you will need witnesses to sign the document and executors to implement it after your death. You should carefully screen and select these individuals to guarantee that they understand their responsibilities and are committed to honoring your desires.
  • Be transparent: Make sure you tell your family members where they can find your will and how to access it when the time comes to use it. This way, your remaining family members can easily find it and there is no confusion about what needs to be done.
  • Be thorough: It is critical to be thorough as you articulate your requests. The clearer you are and the more details you include, you may successfully reduce familial conflict after your death.

When you understand the process of writing a will, you can feel more confident that your wishes will be followed after your death. The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.

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