Why should I write a Will? Writing a will is vital, especially when you have young children. Due to younger children being unable to care for themselves independently it is important that someone be named the guardian of the children, in the event something were to happen to the parents. The guardian named would take care of the children’s finances, as well as assume responsibility of the children until the children reach the age of majority. Those who do not name a guardian to care for the children are in an unfortunate position if they were to unexpectedly pass. In these situations the children could be a ward of the state.
The best steps to take in regards to obtaining a will are to talk things over with your partner to determine which individual would be most suited to have the role of guardian for your children. When determining the guardian you may want to select a trusted family member to fulfill this role. The individual you choose to manage the children’s finances does not necessarily need to be the same individual who actually raises the child, or children.
Furthermore, when determining how to disperse any inheritance such as your estate you will need to list all individuals who will be heirs as well as the percentages that will be left to each heir.
If you are ready to take the next steps toward retaining an attorney to assist you with drafting and reviewing your will, please call today. Please call your local family law attorneys, Yanez & Associates, at 714-971-8000. We look forward to speaking with you. Our family law firm is dedicated in aiding individuals obtain solutions to their California family law legal issues. Attorney Bettina Yanez is a notable Family Law Specialist , certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.