So you've made the decision to draft a will. That's great! Creating an estate plan is an important first step to protecting your hard-earned assets. A will also saves your family from further heartache and confusion if you become incapacitated or fall victim to a serious accident.
After the death of a celebrity or wealthy public figure, it is not uncommon for Missouri residents to hear about the details of their end of life estates. They may discover that the decedents elected to give their money to charity, or in the case of recording artist, Prince, that there was no estate plan in place whatsoever. An estate is what a person has at the end of their life and an estate plan is the directional documents that instruct others on how the decedent wanted their assets divided up.
Making the decision to sell one's home and to move to a new residence or community can be a huge step for a St. Louis family. As such those who are making preparations to undertake this feat should proactively seek out certain information so that they can make knowledgeable and informed decisions about the important task of selling their home. This post is focused on considerations individuals should make before selling their homes through their local real estate markets but as with all legal matters consultation with real estate attorneys is the best way for readers to get case-specific support.