Everyone who has assets must prepare a will. Even those with no family to leave their property to need to keep in mind that a will is needed to ensure that their estate goes to the charities and organization they want it to. Creating a will can be an expensive proposition – lawyers do not come cheap. And the more complex the issues involved, the more that will be charged.
However, if your estate is uncomplicated and your bequests are direct and few, a simple will and testament will do for you. A lawyer should not charge much for preparing this, or, with a little study, you can do it yourself. Besides books, the internet provides a huge resource base for those wanting to understand how to prepare a do it yourself will and testament. Here are the basic steps to preparing a simple will and testament. Use these as pointers to guide your search for more detailed information on these issues.