Americans appear especially averse to planning ahead in the event of death. Of those aged 55 to 64, 51 percent do not have a will and that increases to 62 percent between the ages of 45 and 54. People offered many reasons for this oversight, including the lack of time or a reluctance to think about death.
However, the need for a will is not limited by income, marital or parental status. If you have assets and income, you require a will if you want your wishes upon death to be respected. Otherwise, state statutes will determine the distribution of your property, not your wishes or beliefs.
Wills are highly personal documents that often account for the support needs of your loved ones. That is why the client-focused customer-service approach of Crawford|Glankler, LLC is very desirable in this particular legal matter. Serving the Columbus, OH area, we draft wills that will assure that your wishes rather than the Ohio intestate statutes will determine the distribution of your property. Rather than take a head-in-the-sand approach and hope for the best, visit us today to put forth effective estate planning.
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If you have dependents, they likely worry about what will happen if you are no longer here to offer support. Dying without a will leaves them to the mercy of the probate court in determining how they benefit from your property. This is likely not an issue you wish to leave to chance, especially if anyone you currently assist has special needs.
With a will, your estate will still have to go through probate only it is to enforce your wishes rather than make determinations. The process will also be much shorter: With a will, distribution will take a few months rather than the years required for estates where the deceased never drafted a will.
With the help of Crawford|Glankler, LLC, this is not a chance you need to take. Contact us at (614) 356-7565 to schedule a consultation.