Listen up folks. No one wants to hear this. But they need to. I know my perspective is a little morbid. But in this instance, I’m right.
To be blunt, everyone 18 years of age should have a Last Will and Testament. It should be a prerequisite for college, voting or even getting hitched!
In the case of my Dad passing away he had his affairs in order. (I cannot thank you enough Dad for planning ahead)
But I know many people don’t have a will. In fact even I, Miss Preachy, doesn’t have one. I am in the process of correcting this.
Now perhaps this advice seems alarmist or inflammatory. But it is absolutely, positively necessary that you have a will. No ifs, ands or buts about it.
Ponder your current situation in life. Would your family know what to do if you died tomorrow? Burial or cremation? What cemetery would you prefer? Where would you like your funeral services to be held? Open Casket or closed? Flowers? Obituary? Religious preferences? Who does the Life insurance go to? Do you have Life Insurance? (Oh! Can Of Worms!)
For that matter who is in charge of handling your affairs after you’re demise? If you have young children who will be their guardian?
Please Don’t Panic. But calmly consider the legal ramifications for your relatives and children. Please think about the worst case scenario. Do it for your family and most especially for your children.
And here is one awesomely cute video of my motivation for this post.