What should I put in my will?
Updated: Jul 3, 2019
A recent New York Times article highlighted the trouble some people get into when the fail to make specific “bequests” of certain sentimental items or family heirlooms in their wills. Although some of the people mentioned in the article were famous or otherwise wealthy, fighting over the sentimental items after a person’s death can happen to anyone. If you or your spouse have want specific things you own, such as jewelry, a painting, or a wedding dress, to go to one or more specific people, you can list and describe those items in your will. If you want a certain amount of money put aside to care for any pets that survive you, you can do that in a simple pet trust included in your will. You also can designate your choice of the preferred guardian for your minor children if the last parent dies before a child reaches his or her majority.
There a lot of things you can do with your will to make sure that your loved ones are taken care of after you are gone. Contact the Law Office of Leslie A. Farber to help you do that.