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08-20-2012

WHY DO YOU NEED A WILL? 

 

WHY DO YOU NEED A WILL?
You do not need to be old or sick to need a will. It is a document that protects your family and those you love.
-    Without a Will, State Law governs who gets your property;
-    Without a Will, your family may need to have a court Determine Heirship in your estate, which can be expensive;
-    With a Will, you decide who gets your property and who handles the estate;
-    With a Will, you protect your family from expensive proceedings caused by death without a Will;
-    A Will protects your family whenever you die;
-    A Will does not mean you are planning to die soon; and
-    At Student Legal Services Wills for TWU students are Free!

WHY DO YOU NEED A POWER OF ATTORNEY
A Power of Attorney gives someone you trust the authority to make decisions for you when needed.
-    Once you are 18, another person cannot make medical and property decisions for you without proper authority;
-  If you become incapacitated, Powers of Attorney made before your incapacity can allow someone you designated to make medical and property decisions for you;
-  If you want someone to sell property for you, it may require a Power of Attorney to show that the person has the authority to sell it; and for TWU Students at Student Legal Services Powers of Attorney are Free!

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