The Top 5 Items to Have in a Will

Lori Ashmore Peters
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If you have a Will, we recommend you review it and make sure it has the following provisions and if you need to create a Will, we recommend you ensure your attorney includes them.  

1. Marital History and Children 

This provision identifies whether you are married, who you are married to, and identifies whether you have any children.

2. Disposition of Assets

Your Will needs to list who you want to receive your assets upon your death.

3. Guardianship

If you have children, this provision states who you would like to be appointed as the guardian of your children in the event of your death.

4. Executor of your Estate

An executor is a person who you choose to manage your estate when you pass away.

5. No Contest Provision

This provision is to deter the possibility of any person – whether related to you or not – from opposing the provisions or the probate of your Will.

Remember, although every Will is different, each should include the information listed above. 

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