last will and testament?
Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:07 PM
has anyone done this? would you recommend drafting all three of those documents? of course, we each know what the other one would want in case something happens, but is it best to have these wishes down on paper?
we're really not sure where to start. i've done my fair share of googling but would appreciate any first-hand information. also, i searched the forum but came out empty, so if there are threads about this please throw them my way!
Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:13 PM
Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:22 PM
I've got all three, and did it through a lawyer. I know I probably could have done it myself, but I'm sure there will be times in my life when I need real legal advice, and I found someone I can trust and work with, through my accountant.
Good luck in your search.
Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:34 PM
I still need to get real one, and I think I will when we get married, but this will suffice for now.
Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:12 PM
I would definitely have your wishes spelled out for a living will. It is a very tough situation to be in and I wouln't want my family to have to think twice about making a decision.
I did all of mine through an attorney. It shouldn't cost very much to have the papers drawn up. A lot of times the papers will have to be witnessed or notarized and all of that is included when you go through an attorney. He or she can also answer any specific questions about how your estate will be settled and you can go ahead and put provisions in for heirs and secondary benificiaries should something happen to both of you at the same time.
I don't think of it as morbid at all. I think it is really responsible and an act of love to be prepared and spare your family the hassle of dealing with these matters after you are gone.
Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:28 PM
We're also shopping around for life insurance too.
I'd much rather shop for new shoes or jewlery though- LMAO!!
Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:44 PM
Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:46 PM
and erin, i def agree that it's the "responsible" thing to do.. i know for a fact that my parents do not have one and think because they don't really have anything, that they don't need it. being the oldest sibling i know that someday this is all going to fall on top of me. i certainly don't want to do that to anyone else!
Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:48 PM
We did all three. We were able to do it through our real estate lawyer. It cost us about $500. I am glad we did it. We were also able to name guardians for Aiden which helps ease the mind about all the "what ifs." I feel very strongly about having all my wishes written down.
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