Estate Planning Is More Important Than You May Think

You have heard before that everyone should have a will — a legal document detailing how you want your estate divided upon your death. Many people avoid making a will, or even thinking about a will, because doing so causes one to confront their own mortality — after all, it is a bit macabre and unpleasant to face that eventuality.

But what about the children? When children are in the picture, it becomes even more important for parents to have their affairs in order so that their children are properly cared for — financially, emotionally and physically — after they are gone.

And if you are going through, or recently went through, a divorce or separation, it is extremely important to update your will so it accurately reflects your current wishes and desires in terms of custody and asset distribution.

Don't Put Off The Future

At The Law Offices of April S. Wilson, I am an experienced wills and estates attorney who strongly advises clients to make sure they have planned ahead for the inevitability of death. Whether young or old, healthy or not, it is never too soon — or too late — to make sure your legacy is protected once you are gone.

Preparing ahead is the best thing you can do for your children and those you love. For my family law and divorce clients, it is often very clear how much they love their children — and leaving them behind without an adequate support system becomes unconscionable.

In addition to helping clients with will preparation, I also represent individuals in matters involving:

  • Estate planning, administration and litigation
  • Will contests
  • Trust preparation
  • Trust contests
  • Living wills and other advance directives
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Revocable living trusts

Give Your Heirs Piece Of Mind

With over 13 years of experience, I have seen firsthand how the absence of a will can tear a family apart — grief, chaos and loss mix with greed, selfishness and money to detrimental effect. Spare your family this additional heartbreak and put your affairs in order.

Call an experienced, dedicated and compassionate estate lawyer today to discuss your options. My offices, in Memphis, Missouri, can be reached by dialing 800-639-8870. Or, you can send me an email online.