Imagine for a moment taking all of your earthly possessions – your home, bank accounts, business, and personal collections – and placing them into a giant gift-wrapped box.
“Here,” you say, as you turn everything over to your state’s officials. “Just do whatever you think is best.”
Sounds crazy, right? And yet this is the approach 60 percent of Americans are taking by not having an official will or trust in place.
In the absence of a will or trust, the destination and ultimate use of your belongings will be determined by your state’s government when you go to be with the Lord. Maybe the government will direct your resources in the same manner as you would have chosen – but then again, probably not.
When, however, you have a properly executed plan in place, you proactively ensure your God-given resources are used in a way that reflects your goals and values.
A legal will can also help you…
- Minimize family disputes.
- Protect your spouse and heirs from unnecessary taxes and legal fees.
- Establish guardianship for minor children.
- Provide for children or loved ones with special needs.
- Give in a profound way to the Christ Church Legacy Foundation.
Need Help With Your Will?
Join us on Sunday, September 22 at 12:30pm at the Fairview Heights Campus Student Lounge for our Estate Planning Seminars provided by the Christ Church Legacy Foundation. Lunch will be provided.