I’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Is it too late for me to create a will?

No, it is not too late for you to create a will. However, time is of the essence as it is with everything else in your life right now. You have not waited too long to make sure that your kids are cared for and that your property is distributed according to your wishes. There is no requirement that your will be created and executed a certain amount of time before your death in order for it to be valid.

But You Should Take Action Today

As long as you are of sound mind and not under the undue influence of someone else you should begin taking the necessary steps to create an estate plan today. That way you can be confident that you have:

  • Named the guardian for your minor or dependent children.
  • Distributed your assets according to your wishes.
  • Made things easier for your family.

You do not need the stress of uncertainty and your family does not need the fear of the unknown. You can prevent these problems with a legally binding will and estate plan.

Are You Ready to Get Started?

You can begin learning more about creating a legally enforceable will and estate plan in California immediately by reading our FREE publication, The Ten Things You Must Know Before Creating (or Amending)Your Will or Trust. You can also begin the process of creating your own estate plan by contacting our experienced lawyers today. Together, we will take the necessary steps to protect your family and to give you peace of mind during this difficult time.

 

James F. Roberts
Founder and owner of the Law Office of James F. Roberts and Associates, a premiere estate planning law firm