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What To Consider When Planning Your Estate And Creating A Will. Death is a certainty in human life. It is an occurrence that people need to get used to. Nonetheless, this ought not to be a hindrance to enjoying life. Death should not scare you. You need to plan yourself well. Good planning is important especially in the event when one is terminally sick or very old. Planning involves estate planning and writing of wills. This ensures that whoever gets your wealth after you pass on is someone who you desired to have it. The significance of wills is that they prevent chaos from breaking out in the family of the deceased. Wills are necessary though many individuals are afraid of writing them. Division of wealth may also be hard for aggrieving family since their judgement might be clouded by emotion. They tend not to make clear judgment due to being overwhelmed by grief. Estate planning and writing of wills needs to be followed by legal documentation. It should also be done in the presence of a legal practitioner such as an attorney. When conducting the process, you need to factor in certain things. The importance of the age of the people you are leaving your estate to cannot be understated. You might find an individual who is terminally ill having young children solely dependent on him. These children need a guardian to take care of them. The state should recognize this individual as the legal guardian of your children. Who you choose to put as the guardian is your own personal decision. You also need to do this in writing, that is, you need to name the guardian in a legal document and in the presence of a judge. Where you are unable to find a guardian, the court is at liberty to choose one for you. You also need to think about who will inherit your wealth. For big families, choosing who to inherit all the property is usually a difficult task. It also becomes challenging when you have a lot of property and you need to name an inheritor. Whichever the case, make sure you name the person to inherit your property in a legal document. The document should be binding and legally recognized by the state. You do not have to leave your property with a single individual. You have the choice of giving all your wealth to charity. This is a dignified thing to do. In the event you wish to leave your property with many people, make sure you note down the percentages that each would get. A legal agent comes in handy when you find is difficult to decide who will inherit your wealth.