You would probably have to look pretty hard to find an adult who doesn’t at least understand the very basic concept of a will. In the simplest terms, a will is something people use to make their wishes known and carry those wishes out after death. Granted, life isn’t always (or ever) perfect, so things sometimes don’t work out the way we may hope when we initially create our will. Even if someone knows the most basic functions of a will, however, it is possible to still be filled to the brim with questions. Or, perhaps they just need a quick refresher on things if it’s been a while. Regardless, questions are why we are here, and we are glad that you are here too. Our focus now, is to show you not only some of the things that you can use a will for, but also those things for which you should not use a will.
Most of the time, people will make use of a will to make their last wishes known, as we said above, but you might have questions about what a will can be used for beyond simply that, questions such as:
- Can I name an executor for my estate in the will?
- Can a guardian for my children be specified in a will?
- If I have a living trust, do I still need a will too?
- What is the difference between a will and a living trust?
- Can I make provisions for my pet in my will?
- Am I able to leave instructions for final arrangements in a will?
- Is notarization required for a will in my state?
- What are the legal requirements for creating a will in my state?
While that seems like a lot of questions, and it is, you’ll be able to find all of the answers to them here. With this site, you will find questions (and answers) organized neatly by topic, and wills are simply one of many. There are a lot of topics and a variety of questions, and we’ve streamlined this whole process to make it easier for you to find the answers that you need without having to jump through a lot of different hoops to get there. You have enough to deal with now without adding any unnecessary confusion into the mix as well.
At Scott Counsel, we take pride in being able to provide you with answers quickly, but if you’re still confused or still have questions, we will always welcome you, and you can rest assured that we will not rest until you are satisfied. We know that when you’re here it’s because you’ve got a lot on your plate. We also know that not many people like having to go to or talk with lawyers. That’s why we strive every day to provide you with the best possible service, not only that you need, but that you deserve. Knowing that we’ve helped make a tough time in your life a little bit easier helps encourage us to strive to continually be better, and that’s better for everyone.