3 Items To Put In Your Will

Posted on: 9 February 2023

Having a will is a responsible thing to do. Your will lets you make sure that your assets and belongings are distributed the way you want them to be. Working with a lawyer is the best way to get your will done. The lawyer will ensure that everything is done correctly so your beneficiaries won't have a problem when the time comes. Knowing what you should put into your will before you see your lawyer can help ensure you don't miss anything. So, what are some things you should put in your will?

Full Personal Information 

It doesn't matter if you know that everybody will know whose will is being read; your will should start with your personal information. That includes your full name, your birth date, and any other names you may have gone by in your life. You should also put in your address, which means you'll have to remember to change it every time you move. You may also need to list your family members in the section with your information; that way, nobody can sneak in.


Every will should name an executor. The executor is the person who enforces the dictates of the will. They will make sure that everything is handed out to your beneficiaries the way you want it to be. The executor will also handle closing your estate, including paying for your final arrangements, paying off bills, talking to life insurance companies, and any other tasks that need to be done. The executor could be a valued friend or family member, or you can hire an attorney to be the executor of your will.


If you have minor children or children with special needs, you must ensure they will be taken care of after you die. That means you need to appoint a guardian for them. The guardian is the person who will take care of your children like you would if you were still alive. Depending on the situation, you may want separate guardians for financial and physical needs. 

If you are an adult, whether you are a parent or not, you should have a will. It is one of the most important and responsible things you can do. Even if you don't have a whole lot of assets or belongings, leaving a will makes sure that everything gets left to the people you want it to be left to. 

Speak to a law service like the Law Office of Brett Gilman to find out more.