Your will needs to reflect your wishes for what happens after your death and it must be legally binding. It is never too soon to make your will and so this important document should be high on anyone’s list of things to do. Unfortunately, many people pass on without a will which leaves the courts to make these final decisions. Who knows better then you how your loved ones should be taken care of?
Not everyone needs to see a lawyer when it comes to making a will. If you will not be leaving behind a large estate and your beneficiaries are simple and clear cut, then writing your own will is not a hard thing to do. An online search will give you many sites that offer free forms that you can download and fill out.
You will also find sites that will walk you through all the requirements to a basic will. Your executor is usually the remaining spouse or can be the beneficiary of the estate. This is a good person to pick as they have knowledge of the assets and will see to a speedy wrap-up of your estate. A friend who you know to be competent can also be named as an executor.