The season of giving is upon us and what better way to celebrate than with gifting the ultimate gift: Your legacy.
With that being said, here are four reasons why you should visit your Tampa estate planning lawyer and work on your will this Thanksgiving:
We never know what surprises life may throw our way. Find peace of mind in knowing that your children will be taken care of in the event that something happens to you by choosing who you want caring for them. Your Tampa estate planning lawyer will work with you to ensure that you’ve chosen a guardian for your children who you know and trust, and who will look after your children as if they are their own.
- Business Protection
Who do you want to pass your family business down to? You’ve worked your whole life to build it, so it’s important to make sure it’s in good hands, even after you’re gone. In many cases this may be a child or spouse, but it doesn’t always have to be. Find someone who you trust will keep your company’s goals and mission going long after you’re gone.
We all have family heirlooms that we’d like passed down to our children and grandchildren, so therefore it’s important to get these down in writing. Who do you want inheriting your wedding ring? Or your 1980 corvette? A will allows you to decide who will receive your belongings after you die.
Wills don’t have to be just for your loved ones. You can also include the names to your favorite charities and causes. Perhaps you want to donate money to cancer research or to help stop world hunger? Whatever your charity of choice may be, you will find comfort in knowing your money is helping others.
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