Attorneys always give you the advice that you must act now to draft and sign a will. This tip is not a scare tactic that is designed to drum up business for the lawyer. Instead, what an attorney is telling you is that there may come a point in time when it is too late for you to write a will. At that point, the court would need to get involved, and you would lose all say in what happens after you are gone. It is never too early to write a will, but it can be too late.
Studies estimate the number of Americans over the age of 65 with dementia at over seven million. In addition, declining health could also affect someone’s ability to fully grasp complicated matters like designated beneficiaries and dividing your property. Others may suffer from mental health issues that could affect legal capacity.
Contact a Baltimore County Wills Attorney Today
The Law Offices of Debra A. Thomas P.C. can guide you through the wills process, helping you put your choices down on paper, so you can protect and help your family after you are no longer here. We understand that this is a topic that you may not want to deal with, but your family is relying on you to do what is necessary to help them and ease their burden. To speak with us about a will, you can send us a message online or call us today at (410) 377-8260.