2.) I know exactly how I want my affairs taken care of.It's no secret that I like things done my own way. I know exactly what I want to happen if were to pass away, and who I want to carry my wishes through. If I didn't have a will, a court would take months to decide what they deem would be best with my money and it would most likely not be what I want. Picky, I know, but I like it that way.
3.) Seven out of Ten people pass away without one.Shocker! I know it's not really fun to be thinking about one's own death. I don't like it either. But I read this statistic two years ago and couldn't get the thought of not having a will out of my mind. What would happen to my son? How would the courts know that I want my parents to raise him? If they were gone as well, which of my siblings would the courts pick? Would he be sent to a foster home until they decided? I nearly went insane.
I was almost to the point back then, when I would have gone ahead and paid to have my will made, when I read in my work's newsletter that they offered free will services to employees. What? Free? Wow! I called the number provided and made an appointment with my assigned Lawyer for the next week.
It was so easy! When I went in for my appointment with the lawyer, he asked me questions about who I wanted to raise my son, names of the people I wanted as beneficiaries, who I wanted as representative of my will, and so on. I gave him the names and that was almost it. He emailed me a couple days later with a draft of the will for my approval and then I went in after that and signed it. Voila! I now have myself a will and am worry free.
I have gotten some laughs from my family members about having a will at my age, but it is so worth it to me! :)
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