A will and testament is an essential legal document that ensures your property is distributed according to your wishes after your death. However, after you originally create your will, there are certain situations in which it may be beneficial to go back and change it.
- New Relatives Enter Your Life – Your will and testament should be revised if a new family member enters the picture and you want to include them in your will. For example, if you have children who are already mentioned in your will and you have or adopt an additional child, you may want to go back and edit your will so that this new child is not left out.
- You Come into Money – If a relative suddenly passes away and leaves you a large sum, you may want to consider how this inheritance will be divided amongst your heirs in your will. Or, this newfound financial flexibility may cause you to reconsider how you were originally planning to divide you assets.
- You Get Divorced – If you get divorced, you probably don’t want your assets going to your former spouse after you pass away. Make sure that you make this change to your will and testament as soon as possible and don’t put it off until it’s too late.
- You Change Your Mind – Your will and testament does not have to be a permanent document. If you change your mind about a certain asset, let us help you change this condition in your will. However, we highly recommend making changes only after careful consideration.
If you need assistance with your will and testament in Asheville NC, contact us at Leonard & Moore, PLLC. Our law firm has been in business since 1979, and we provide a variety of services to help you with your legal needs. Give us a call today.