At What Age Should I Consider Creating a Will?


Many people believe there is no reason to start drafting a will until they are either married, have children or have amassed an estate of substantial value. This is not true. Estate planning is no longer just for the wealthy. It is for everyone. If you want to have any say in issues pertaining to your end of life care or the distribution of your property and assets, I recommend you start giving serious consideration to drafting a will. Any individual over the age of 18 would be wise to have a will. It does not have to be a long, drawn-out document.

In many cases, a simple will, living trust, living will declaration or power of attorney may be all that you need. There are certain life-altering events which often necessitate the drafting of a will or other estate planning document, such as when you get married, have children, get divorced, contract a potentially fatal illness, or become disabled. Creating a will or living trust after any of these types of life events is a way to provide future protection for yourself and those you love. If you have not yet taken the time to draft a will or develop an estate plan, contact the Law Office of Wendra J. Moran right away.

I have helped people from all different walks of life come up with the estate plan or legal strategy necessary to provide protection for their loved ones and give them the opportunity to achieve their future objectives. As no two cases are the same, I take the time to educate my clients on the advantages and disadvantages of the various aspects of estate planning, as well as advise them of the options most suited to their long-term needs. To find out more about how you can benefit from drafting a will or other estate planning document, contact my estate planning law firm in Baton Rouge, LA.