Legal Requirements for Wills in Each State
Looking After My Family
If you have a baby on the way, making a Will is the most important thing you can do to ensure your child is provided for and cared for adequately by people you would choose in the event of your death.
You can never be sure of what could happen so it’s best to be prepared for the worst. A Will isn’t just about money – it’s also about deciding who will look after your kids should you die.
Unfortunately, the various states laws do not always favor unmarried couples. If you die without a will, your unmarried partner is not necessarily legally entitled to any of your estate. In the worst case, this could mean your partner might not have enough money to care for your children. Ensure you make a will or review the one you have to make sure your partner and children are covered.
The unfortunate thing about having a will is, sometimes you can’t just put it away and forget about it in the hope that it will