Why do you need a will?
Wills are not just for the wealthy or elderly. Without a will, the courts will decide how to handle your affairs after you’re gone.
- Who will get your property after you die?
- Who will get your money after your gone?
- Who will be appointed guardian of your minor children if you die?
If you think these issues are too important to leave to the discretion of a stranger, you need to make a will.
Don’t just make a will—make it a party!
Any task is more bearable when shared. Why not gather friends or colleagues and create or update your wills together? Organizing a group helps ensure follow through, it becomes a social event, and you can finally rest easy knowing your affairs are in order so your loved ones know your wishes.
Save time, save money!
Bringing a group together brings down the cost for everyone. A party can be held in a private home, an office or a community meeting room. The “host” of the event receives a benefit based on the size of the group. Check out pricing below
3 Steps to a Will Party
Creating a will is more than a “fill-in-the-blank” process. There are basic concepts to understand and consider when planning for your survivors. Understanding your options is a crucial first step.
Three to 10 participants gather in a home or office. A couple is treated as one client because their wills “mirror” each other. Attorney Holsten will present an overview on wills, trusts, guardianship, and the probate process. Snacks are encouraged! Participants should allow approximately 2 hours.
At the end of the presentation, each party is given a four page worksheet to complete providing the information needed to create an individual will. A draft is emailed to each participant for review. Changes can be made and questions clarified at this point.
The group gathers for a final “signing party”. A will must be executed (signed) in the presence of two witnesses (who are at least age 18 and will not benefit from your death). Notary services are provided so the will is fully executed and legal by the end of the meeting.
Participants should allow a half hour unless people choose to stay and socialize.
No more “some day”. Make a date and make your will! Contact Attorney Holsten today.