When To Start A Will, and What Happens If You Die Without One?

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Only 42- percent of U.S. adults have a Last Will and Testament.
 
A Will is meant to give a voice to a person after passing.
 
If you don’t have a Will, it can cause a real mess for your family, and if you don’t have family, your assets will go to the state. 
 
 “I think people are just busy and people think that’s something they could do later, and when you think about a Will, you’re thinking about dying and people don’t like to think about that.” Vicki Bronson with Conner & Winters Law firm said.
 
 It seems that’s the case for most American adults, with less than half of them having a Will.
 
We took to the streets and talked to a few people from both sides
 
One woman said she doesn’t have a will because she just hasn’t had the time, but she says she really needs to.
 
A man we spoke to said he has a will and got it after he and his wife had kids.
 
Vicki Bronson with Conner & Winters Law Firm in Fayetteville said you should get a will when you start acquiring assets.
 
She said it’s never too early to get started,  but it’s especially important for parents to have one. 
 
 Another woman passing by said she  was beginning the process of starting a will after a negative personal experience.
 
“My father passed away last year and he actually didn’t complete his will until he was already put into hospice, so it was kinda scary, because it was just finalized just in time and still it has to go through probate, and you know all the things to make it official, but it’s pretty scary, and it’s always good to have those things in place because you just never know.” 
 
To get a Will you can contact a law firm, or you can actually write your own on a piece of paper. You just need two witnesses and it must be in your own handwriting.
 

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