Cancer Truth Note: #256
August is National Make a Will month. Everyone over the age of 18 should have a will.
This is something I feel very strong about. I love that there is a National month assigned to this activity. Every person over the age of 18 should have a will. Accidents happen. People unexpectedly experience illnesses, we just lived through a pandemic resulting in loss of life. Death happens.
A single friend, quite a bit older than 18, did not have a will. She wished to have her ashes scattered at sea. She loved the ocean. She was also a supporter of several charities. When she passed without a will her remaining family members made other arrangements.
What happens to you and your estate may only match your wishes if you documented them and made them legally binding. Every state is different, so it is important to know how your state works. Having a properly processed will makes everything easier for your loved ones regardless of where you live.
Do you have a will?
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