Ready to Write Your Will? Consider This Before You Go It Alone

A last will and testament is the most commonly thought of document when it comes to an estate plan. But, really, it’s a very small part of an integrated plan that ensures your family stays out of Court and out of conflict when something happens to you.


Seek professional help from an estate planning attorney


Don’t think you can just write your own Will and that will help your family. Instead, consider the reality that trying to do so could actually create far more trouble for them down the road. They need you to get professional support from someone who can help you look at what you own, who you love, what would happen to you, what you own, and everyone you love, if and when something happens to you.


Death is unavoidable. And incapacity may happen before that. Facing these matters head-on leads you (and your loved ones) to have the best life possible. Otherwise, it’s the people you love who get stuck with everything you weren’t willing to take care of now.


What you don't know could hurt you and your family


Unfortunately, if you go it alone, you may miss important facets of what happens in the event of your incapacity or death. For example, you may think that a Will is sufficient when what you really need is a trust to keep your family out of Court.


Or, you may think your kids are adequately protected because you have a Will, but you may really need a full Kids Protection Plan® and without it, your kids could end up in the care of strangers, even if just temporarily. Before you do anything, get educated and empowered to do what’s right.


The right plan for you begins with knowing what you have. Then, being clear on what is necessary to keep your family out of court and conflict and keep your assets out of the Hawaii Unclaimed Property Program.

If you are ready to write your Will, that’s great. And, come see us first.


The biggest mistake you can make is not facing the reality of death, the second biggest mistake is facing it alone. If you need help getting started, consult with the Law Office of Keoni Souza. We’ll help you through the process so you can make sure your loved ones are protected and your wishes are honored.


This article is a service of the Law Office of Keoni Souza, LLC, an estate planning law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii. We don’t just draft documents; we ensure you make informed and empowered decisions about life and death, for yourself and the people you love. That's why we offer a Family Wealth Planning Session, ™ during which you will get more financially organized than you’ve ever been before, and make all the best choices for the people you love. You can begin by contacting our office today to schedule a Family Wealth Planning Session and mention this article to find out how to get this $750 session at no charge.


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