10 Common Errors in Writing a Will

Planning for the eventuality of your passing is an important and responsible step to take. It eases the burden on your family and loved ones, and it allows you to feel assured that your wishes will be carried out regarding your assets after your death. Unfortunately, many people take on the task of composing their own will, or they work with someone who does not adequately prepare their estate planning documents. Make sure in your estate planning that you avoid the following common mistakes:

  • Not including all of your assets
  • Not appointing guardians
  • Failing to address everyone who might have a claim to your inheritance
  • Not appointing an executor
  • Not providing for the necessary taxes and fees
  • Failing to leave directions as to what should be done with any assets not specifically allocated in the will
  • Missing important details, such as a date or proper witness on a will
  • Not including full, detailed information on yourself or your heirs
  • Failing to describe gifts in adequate detail
  • Making simple clerical errors

These are common mistakes made by many people who are trying to do the right thing and organize their finances for their loved ones. However, missing or incorrect information can mean a long, difficult probate process for your family. Working with a Houston estate planning attorney can eliminate the risk of such errors, putting you and your family at ease. Call the offices of Garg & Associates, P.C. today at 281-362-2865 to ensure your will or trust is error-free.

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