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If you want to make or create a will, there are many resources to draw from in preparing a last will and testament.

The reason to make a will is to ensure that at the time of death your wishes about how your assets should be distributed are followed. If you do not create a will, then there is the risk that your assets will be handled at the time of death in a way you did not intend. By preparing a last will and testament, explicit instructions can be left behind as to the disposition of your bank account, car, stocks and bonds and house.

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You can quickly make your last will and testament from readily available forms and if necessary modify the document later with the aid of an estate lawyer to deal with new or complicating developments. It is not necessary to make your last will and testament a final, irrevocable document.

If you want to make a will consider the availability of the many online resources that can help you create a will. Most of the on-line resources provide you with a basic last will and testament template then lead you through a step by step process for filling in your personal information in order to finalize preparing a last will and testament. In order to make your last will and testament, you simply print out your customized document and follow the instructions for signing, and having witnessed, the document which is the final procedure for making last will testament valid.

If a person dies without a will, the deceased's property is distributed under the intestacy laws of the state where the deceased died. Many military personnel create a will for that very reason. There are intestacy laws in all the states. Intestacy laws attempt to distribute assets in a manner that are presumed under the law to be the deceased's intentions. In most cases a married person's assets are distributed under intestacy laws to his/her spouse and children. If the children are under 18 years of age, then their share(s) are held in trust until they reach the age of 18. If the probate court appoints a trustee for the underage children, the trustee usually has the discretion to make periodic distributions to the underage children for "maintenance, health and education" needs. If you make a will, the risk of unwanted intestacy law applications and distributions can be avoided. Some property is exempt from intestacy laws such as life insurance proceeds or annuities with designated beneficiaries.

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