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Preparing A Will: What You Should Know

While many might not like to think about death, it’s inevitable. A will contest is simply a document that lays out all your wishes after a person’s death. Having a will prepared helps the surviving family adjust with the passing along with distributing that person’s belongings, property, etc. Our team here at Grand Strand Law Group in Myrtle Beach has come up with a few things you should know about contesting a will. 

Naming A Beneficiary

This is the person that your belongings are going to be passed down to. Whether it’s your spouse or another family member, this can sometimes cause arguments between family members but our team will do our very best to dispute those situations. 

Dividing Your Assets

Whether you own a second home or have a large car collection, those things will need to be inherited by someone or they’ll be sold in an estate sale. You can name a beneficiary to inherit whatever you wish, while also having other parts of your estate divided by other family members. 

Choosing A Guardian 

While the time may come when your kids may outlive you, you must list a guardian that you’d want to raise your children if they are under the age of 18 years old. If your children are due to inherit your property, you can assign someone to be their ‘property guardian’ to help manage their inheritance. 

These are just a few pieces of information that you should think about before drafting up a will and signing it in front of witnesses. Our local attorney is more than happy to help you prepare a will or for a will contest. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. 

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