End-of-life decisions are difficult. While death is not a topic anyone likes to talk about, it is a certainty. Despite this fact, more than 50% of Americans do not have a will.
A will is one of your most important documents as it ensures that your assets are given to whomever you choose in the event of your death. It also includes direction on who will administer your estate and the appointment of trustees and guardians.
Don’t leave these decisions up to well-intentioned family members or state laws. Without a will, the state may decide how to divide your estate.
At Jemma Financial, we can help guide you through the process of a will, taking into consideration the following:
- Guardianship. If you have children who are minors, consider who would become guardians and trustees of property that may be left to them.
- Property. Consider who would inherit your house, financial assets and family heirlooms.
- Medical Directive. This advance directive helps guide the choices for doctors and other caregivers should you become terminally ill, seriously injured or otherwise near the end of life.
- Executor. This person ensures your intentions are carried out according to your will’s directive.
At Jemma Financial, we can provide resources to help protect you and your family through a will and medical directive.