Writing a Will vs. a Living Will

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Should I write a will?

Writing a Will vs. a Living Will

Everyone should consider creating a Legal Will to help lessen the burden on your loved ones when you pass away. A Legal Will is a binding document that states who will receive your property at the time of your death. In your Legal Will, you can detail exactly how you want your assets dispersed to your heirs or beneficiaries.

In addition to how you want your assets dispersed, you should also consider creating a Living Will. A Living Will is a legally binding document that explains how you want to be treated medically if you are unable to make decisions for yourself. For example, a Living Will may explain whether or not you want to be placed on artificial life support. A Living might also detail whether you want to be an organ donor.

A Living Will is rather easy to create. You simply fill out a Living Will form, sign it and have a witness sign. Some states may also require a notary signature. After that, you make copies of your Living Will and inform your loved ones of its existence.

While planning for your death is no fun task, it can save your loved ones from extra burdens at the time of your death.

You can create your Living Will for free at RocketLawyer.com, where Legal Wills are also available.



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