Who Should Make A Will?

If you care about what happens to your property after you pass away, you should have a will. If you pass away without a will, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts directs who inherits your property so that your relatives, friends, and favorite charities may get nothing.

It is very important to make a will if you are not married to your partner. This is because the law does not automatically recognize unmarried partners as having the same rights as lawfully married persons. If you fail to make a will, even if you and your partner have lived together for many years, even decades, your partner may be left with nothing if you have not made a will.

A will is also of vital importance if you have children or dependents that may not be able to take care of themselves. If you do not have a will, there could be uncertainty about who will look after them and provide for them should you pass away.

Most people can benefit from a “simple will”, which is generally suitable for everyone and can be prepared by our lawyers quickly and often at a low cost compared to other types of estate planning instruments. Please click here to enter the “Simple Will Information Page” for more information.