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How to Create a Will in Mesa, AZ

When it comes to your loved ones, will creation offers immense peace of mind. By creating a last will and testament, you can continue to love and support your family members, even after you’re gone.

Along with the many other crucial estate planning services we provide at Walk-In Wills, we also help people throughout Mesa, AZ develop comprehensive and legally binding documents. While one of our season attorneys will guide you through the will creation process, it helps to know what to expect before getting started:

  • Make a List of Assets – Assets are anything in your possession, including homes, vehicles, furniture, financial accounts, life insurance policies, and cash. Making a comprehensive list of assets ensures nothing is left out of your will.
  • Select Heirs – Heirs are often family members, such as spouses, children, and siblings. However, you can also leave assets to friends, co-workers, and charitable organizations if you choose.
  • Name an Executor – The executor is the person who handles the many tasks related to estate distribution after you’re gone. Accordingly, you must choose an organized and responsible person to carry out these duties.
  • Choose a Guardian – If you have minor children in your care, you must name a guardian. This person will step in to provide care for your children in the event the unthinkable happens.

Once you’ve gone through all these steps, you can create your will using the legally established processes. In Arizona, the creator of a will must be 18 years old or older, must be mentally sound, and must sign the document in the presence of at least two witnesses.

Why Professional Will Creation Is a Must

It’s possible to create a will on your own, but doing so can end in catastrophe. If the document doesn’t adhere to essential legal requirements, it may not be considered valid. Also, problems creating the will can lead to it being contested, meaning that one or more of your heirs may dispute the document.

Here at Walk-In Wills, we offer clients in Casa Grande, Gilbert, and Paradise Valley the benefit of over two decades of legal experience. That means we’re equipped to handle even the most complex estates, all while keeping your experience stress-free and affordable.

Schedule a free consultation at our office today by calling (480) 470-7000. You can also contact us to learn more about our firm and what we can do for you.