Having a Will is More Important Than Brushing Your Teeth
Having a will is more important than brushing your teeth. Most people understand the responsible things they should do in life, yet very few fully act on these responsibilities. The average recommended time to brush your teeth is 2 minutes. If you do this twice a day for a year this totals a little more than a full day per year you have spent brushing your teeth. This daily commitment is made in order to keep a whole slew of health problems away that could arise if one were to neglect this responsibility. Similar to the problems that will arise by refusing to brush your teeth, there are a whole host of problems that will arise if you fail to leave a will.
A will directs those you leave behind to do with your assets what you wish, ensuring that your loved ones will know exactly how you want things done. Every person above the age of 18 should have a will. Dying without a will means that your assets will be distributed based on the state’s intestacy laws. This can become complicated, involve an extensive amount of court time and be much more expensive to carry out.
On the other hand, a properly drafted will can avoid or greatly lessen estate taxes. Having a will is especially important for those who have small children because it allows you to appoint a guardian for your minor children, and set up a trust for your children if something were to happen to you. Additionally, a will serves the purpose of appointing someone you trust to carry out your wishes in your will.
While you brush your teeth daily to keep yourself healthy, take your responsibilities to the next level and have a will executed. While brushing your teeth shows a commitment to yourself, having a will shows a commitment to those you love.
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