Do-It-Yourself Family Will Kit
Illustration I: Bill and Nancy are a childless couple. Their closest relative is a nephew of Bill’s whom they haven’t seen in a few years and never did like. They own a house (worth $ 90,000), a car ($5,000) and household furniture worth about $15,000. Bill also has taken out a $50,000 life insurance policy payable to his estate. He has no Will, and doesn’t think he needs one. When Bill dies, Nancy will get the house, furniture, car and about $5,000. The nephew will get $55,000. This is how the state law would divide the property in the absence of a Will.
Illustration II:: John, too, never gave a thought to making out a Will partly because he knew that under the laws of his state, in the absence of a Will, his family would inherit everything he owned upon his death. So when he died, the court gave his wife, Helen, one-third of the estate and the children got the rest. But this created a problem for Helen. 'The children were minor, so their share of the property became the concern of the court. Every time Helen wanted to do something with it, she had to get court’s approval, and then she had to make an accounting to the court. This definitely was not what John had in mind.
How can you avoid this from happening to you?
I know you agree that everybody should have a Will.
If you've been putting it off, here's a SOLUTION …used by an ever-increasing number of people to reduce unnecessary costs and court battles…and you’ll save big money!
Did you know that if you don't have a Will, your possessions could go
to someone you don't even know? It's a fact.
If you die without a Will, the State (in the form of lawyers, judges and an impersonal court system) steps in and decides who gets your assets.
The division of your assets is done, not according to your wishes, but strictly according to a mathematical formula.
The State also decides who'll administer your estate, how much he will be paid, and how he will be bonded. If you've any minor children, the court may be required to appoint a guardian. All these costs
including court costs and lawyer's fees - come out of your estate.
You can save all this expense, make sure your possessions go to the persons of your choice, and have a Will that's 100% legal. How?
By doing it yourself.
Table of Contents
- Why you should have a Will
- Who gets what if you leave no Will
- Who can make a Will
- What you can and can’t do in your Will
- What you should know about executors
- Selecting a guardian for minor children
- Who should witness your Will
- Execution of the Will
- What makes a Will invalid
- Checklist prior to drafting a Will
- Holographic Will-Is it for you?
- Will forms for married and unmarried persons.
- How to write a “customized” Will
- Miscellaneous clauses in your Will
- How to change or revoke a Will
- What your executor should know
- Estate planning sheets
- Safekeeping of your Will
- State supplementary comments
- Living Will
- Glossary of terms
- State-by-state rules of intestate succession
To help you, we've put together an easy-to-follow, Do-It-Yourself Family Will Kit that takes the mystery out of writing a Will. It provides you with everything you need to write your own Will.
At the heart of the Will Kit, there are twelve, standard, all-inclusive formal Will forms. You select the one that best fits your situation and desires. You need to do nothing more than fill in the blank spaces. These Wills are legal in all fifty states.
Features That May Help You Save Money
Here are some additional ways in which the Will Kit may help you save money and safeguard your estate.
- Executor's Costs: One simple directive in your Will may relieve your executor from posting a bond- a substantial saving by itself.
- Will Contests: Discourage disgruntled heirs from starting a legal battle over the terms of your Will. The Kit shows you how.
- Simultaneous Death: If you and your spouse or an heir died simultaneously in an accident, this particular provision may help you reduce taxes.
- Guardians of Minor Children: Would you like to see your children's interests taken care of by someone you know and trust, and not by someone appointed by the court? The Kit shows you how.
- Maximum Flexibility: Allow your executor to manage and distribute your estate to the beneficiaries with minimal interference from the courts. This way, they'll collect more of what you've left behind...much faster.
- Customize Your Will: The new Edition of the Family Will Kit has an added chapter that shows you how you can customize your Will to meet your individual requirements. You can actually have the benefits of a precisely written Will that fits your own circumstances.
And finally, the Will Kit explains important differences in laws regarding Wills in all fifty states and points out major areas you should be aware of.
Order Today and Save!
Order your complete Do-It- Yourself Family Will Kit today. See the Order Form for details. You'll be glad you did it.
Remember every dollar it costs now to prepare a valid Will can save
your family many times as much in attorney’s fees and court costs, not to mention the emotional and mental strain and uncertainty.
If for any reason you feel that the Family Will Kit isn't for you, simply return it within 90 days for an immediate refund of your money. No questions asked. You risk nothing.
Act now while you're thinking about it!
P.S. Maybe you own only a few things. Or maybe you have an estate worth millions. The plain truth is you need a Will - regardless of age or wealth. This easy-to-follow Family Will Kit saves you money and protects your privacy.
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