Who Should Have A Will?
Anyone who desires to dispose of their property as they choose at the time of their death should have a Will. If you do not have a Will at the time of your death, the Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will determine who receives your property and in what amount.
A Will enables a person to choose the individual who will administer the decedent’s property and make sure that the wishes of the deceased are completed properly.
Without a Will, the surviving family members are forced to guess what the decedent’s intentions were.
Wills are also important when you have minor children, in order to appoint a legal Guardian. Additionally, if the children are minors upon your death you can ensure that their inheritance is protected. This can be done by establishing a trust for the care and maintenance of young children or if necessary, your spouse.