(Closed) Wills?

posted 6 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@PinkMagnolia:  I will definitely make a will once future children are on the way! My parents gave us (as children, what a strange “gift”, right?) a copy of their wills in Ziploc bags (in case of floods or whatnot) so that if something were to happen, we would know where the documents were.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@PinkMagnolia:  We don’t have any yet but will once we get married.  We’re both in the profession where we see lots of emergencies and such and it’s not nice to think about dying, but things can happen and we want to be prepared.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@PinkMagnolia:  In my case (as a child), it was my neighbor and one of my Mom’s best friends. All extended family lives far away, and moving down the street with a family I was close to would have been the least disruptive change as a child. So I think it may depend on how close family is, for sure. Have you seen the movie Raising Helen? Sort of brings that question into play…

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Absolutely we have wills, as well as enduring power of attorney’s and personal directives (living wills).

I work as a lawyer, I do not think it is EVER safe to “assume” people will just sort it out happily, and I have seen time and time again what a pain it is if you die intestate for those left behind. Even if by marriage everything goes to the other spouse, there are other legalities to address, and things can get messy.

I am childfree, but I am named as a guardian (along with my husband) for my nephews if something happened to my SIL and her partner. In my experience, people usually name someone they trust to raise their children, as well as deal with difficulites arising from those children losing their parents, and who will offer the children stability and a sense of family, if something happened to both parents, and it is not always immediate family.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@PinkMagnolia:  I’m interested in this as well!

 

@memorialbride13:  If it’s not too personal what is the reason you want a will?  Do you own property, etc?  I don’t know if it’d be worth it to make one now since there isn’t anything of value we own…

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We don’t yet but I know as soon as we find out I am pregnant, we will have one. We already know who would take care of our children, but as far as everything else? We don’t really have a plan. We know what we want done with our bodies but that is it. I was just thinking about this yesterday too and how I wasn’t really sure when the right time to do it was. We probably should have one within the year.

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