Has it been a while since you last updated your Will? Ensure the people and causes you care about are included. Denver Rescue Mission can help today!

Life changes and your Will should change with it. If you’re like many people, you may have created a Will when your children were young. Fifteen years later, they’re off to college and your Will is still back in kindergarten.

Think of your Will like a house. If you bought a home twenty years ago and haven’t remodeled anything during that time, you may have a few projects you want to get going (like a new kitchen or master bathroom).

The people you designated to care for your children in your Will when you first made it may no longer be in a position to be legal guardians. Or your children may now be adults. You may have new assets or family heirlooms and want to designate who should receive them. All of these are important reasons to consider updating your Will.

When Should I Update My Will?

What a great question to ask! The fact that you are asking shows you already understand why you need a Will! However, simply having a Will isn’t enough. Only a current Will can continue to ensure your wishes regarding the legal care of your minor children and the distribution of your property and assets are kept.

Now, if you need a new Will or making one for the first time ever, we can help! Through our partnership with GiftWise, you have access to a free online Will.

How Often Should I Update My Will?

Any time you experience a major life event, you should update your Will to reflect that change. Common reasons to update a Will include:

  • When a child is born
  • Getting married
  • Moving to a new state
  • Finding a new charity you want to leave a gift to in your Will
  • People reach designated ages within your plan
  • Getting divorced
  • Changing jobs
  • Your wishes change

You don’t have to update your Will each year, however, you should ask yourself if any of the above changes have happened to you. If the answer is yes, then it’s time to pull out your Will and see if there is anything you need to update.

Ready to Get Started?

In less than 20 minutes, you can protect your family, gain peace of mind, give charitably, and create a legal Will that details your wishes for your estate.

Is it Expensive to Update a Will?

Many people think changing a Will requires visiting a lawyer. Because lawyer fees can be expensive, people delay updating their Will. Thankfully, you don’t have to go to a lawyer to update your Will. You can freely and easily use GiftWise!

In the past, life changes used to require an expensive estate plan. With GiftWise, you can update your Will for free and if you choose, even include estate gifts to your favorite organizations and causes.

Remember, Everyone Needs a Will!

All of these are clear and compelling reasons to make a current Will:

  • A Will allows you to share your assets with those that mean the most to you. Are there new people and causes you’d like to leave assets to?
  • A Will enables you to name an executor, someone you trust and has authority to ensure your wishes in your Will are carried out. Do you know who that would be? If so, here is your chance to name them!
  • If you have minor children, a Will lets you designate a legal guardian for them. Do you know who those individuals are in your life that could provide legal guardianship? Have you asked them?
  • A Will can help you give charitable donations to organizations you care about, which may also help you offset any estate taxes. Is there a new charity you’d like to designate to receive a gift in your Will?
  • If you own a business, a Will ensures a smooth transition to the new owner(s). Have you thought about naming a new owner(s)? Have you talked to them recently about your plans?

Need to create a Will?
Check out this great offer from our partners at GiftWise below!

Get Your Will Package Today!

We’ve partnered with GiftWise to provide legally valid, state-specific documents that are easy to create, simple to download, and completely free to you.

Start yours right now and become prepared for what life brings your way.