Suppose you have a will that is 20 years old. Maybe it leaves practically everything to your ex-wife and nothing to your new wife. Would such a will still be valid?
Making a will can give you control over what happens to your assets after you pass away. A well-drafted, specific will with clear provisions can also go a long way towards minimizing potential conflicts and misunderstandings later on.
Making a will is often one of those tasks people find a reason to put off. However, life can take unpredictable turns. Planning your property disposition in advance can save your loved ones many headaches and ensure your estate distribution occurs in accordance with your wishes.
Many married couples end up getting divorced. In 2015 alone, the state of Washington had over 24,000 divorces take place, according to the Washington State Department of Health.