My biggest fear when flying is that the plane is going to crash.
I really hate the thought of Mr. A and I going together on the same flight.
If we crash and die together, we leave our two sons without parents.
To ease my anxiety over this, the least we can do is have a will in place, in the event my fears are precognitive.
I know, I know. I have heard twice already from in real life friends if I’m afraid of dying I should already have a will in place because the chances of dying in an auto accident are higher than flying on a commercial jet. That’s beside the point. I’m not freaked out by the thought of driving my car down the road. I do have anxiety over flying, so I may as well take this opportunity to get my will in order.
My first thought was to download a free template from the Internet. But then I read something that said I shouldn’t just do a will myself.
So then I thought about Legal Zoom. But the thought of spending $69 on something I could maybe do myself stopped me from starting.
Then I thought maybe the biggest problem with a do it yourself will and testament is the legality of it and holding up in court.
That won’t be an issue because we’ll be leaving everything to our two sons. No one else in the family is going to start fighting to have our house or cars.
But there is Mr. A’s businesses. The one business owns over $8000 in equipment, and could be sold. The other business could be sold as well. If Mr. A doesn’t have a will in place, what happens to his businesses?
It just seems prudent to state in a will that he is leaving them to our son. Is that all that’s necessary?
Ideally, I know I should be talking to a lawyer about all this. But that costs money and I don’t have much time left before we leave on our vacation. There’s a huge chance that nothing will happen and we’ll come back alive and well. So I don’t want to spend a bunch of money just because I’m nervous about flying.
With the understanding that my readers aren’t lawyers, I’d just like to ask for your input on what you’ve done about a will. Do you even have one? Did you have a lawyer draw one up? Or did you do it yourself?
Any tips on what all we need to include?
Thanks for helping me figure this out!