Understanding Wills and Final Arrangements


When you think about it, creating a will and making final arrangements are one more opportunity to show you care.
You’ve lived life on your own terms, why shouldn’t you leave a legacy on your terms?

If you die without a will, you are said to have died “intestate.” Intestacy means state law will determine what happens to the property and assets you leave behind.

Your will is your opportunity to distribute your assets as you desire, whether that’s gifts to charity, a comfortable retirement for your spouse, or a head start for children, grandchildren, and others who have been important to you. 

You may want to consult a professional, such as an attorney, when creating your letter of last instruction and will. We’ve provided a checklist you can fill out before taking a formal step with topics to help you get organized and thinking about what’s important to you.