If you have any kind of money, belongings or property that needs to be divided after you die, then it’s best to make a will so that your family knows who will have the rights to the items that you have. A will can be made with an office, like Carole Callaghan Law. There are ways to make online wills Texas offices can guide you through completing so that you don’t have to meet with an attorney in person. Regardless of how you make the will, it needs to be filed with your local court house and dispersed to the family so that they know what to expect.
If you die without a will being made, then the property that you own becomes intestate. This can sometimes make it difficult to decide who gets your property. Most states have laws and regulations in place that make it a bit easier to decide who should get what kind of property that you own, such as a vehicle or a house. A judge will usually appoint someone who will act as an administrator and who will divide the property. This person will usually be someone the family doesn’t know so that the process can be handled fairly.
There is no requirement to have an attorney prepare your will as you can use an online source to make the document. You do want to get it notarized and filed as it usually won’t be valid unless this is done. You can seek assistance from an attorney if you have questions, but keep in mind that some attorneys will charge a fee to help with will preparations. If you’re married, it’s a good idea to have separate wills in the event that anything happens to one person long before the other. This way, the will that the living person has can be changed to include more or less money and property. There could also be property that isn’t in both names that is hard to divide if both names are listed in the will. There should be a witness to the will, this person being anyone who you trust who can carry out your final wishes