How-to write a will

End of Life Management Toolkit #1 | by Team Passare and Robert L. Shepard and Y Collaborative

7. What to Do Next

Now that you have a general understanding of how to write a will, we suggest you get started by following these guidelines.

  • Discuss your decision to make a will with your spouse or closest family and friends. They may have ideas, thoughts, and experiences that will help you with the forthcoming decisions and process.
  • Make an initial draft of who and what you want to include. This working draft will likely go through a number of revisions as you reconsider your wishes and the more you learn about the process. The other toolkits explain more about End of Life planning that may affect what you include in your will.
  • Consider hiring an attorney who specializes in estate planning and wills. A number of trusted resources can be located on the Passare.com ™ website. Our experts can help ensure that your Will is complete, legal, and tailored to your specific needs and wishes.

Helpful Hint: Make sure your family and Executor knows the location of the will and any amendments that you make as your life circumstances change.

Take Action

Planning for the end of your life is one of the best things you can do for your family and loved ones. Taken step-by-step, the process is manageable and doable.

  • Use the Checklist for How to Write a Will to walk you through the process. It is on the following pages.
  • Take a look at the example of the will we have provided. It will give you an idea of how you might want to organize your own will.
  • A Glossary of Terms is available on the following pages as a reference.

Following eBook #1: How to Write a Will, be sure to download eBook #2: How-to choose your Executor. eBook #2 gives a guide to choosing the right Executor

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