1. Grieving family members will not have to worry about what goes to whom—you will have already laid it out in clear terms to them.
2. You can also cater to the special and individual needs of certain family members, such as those who are handicapped, infant children, widowed daughter, ill parents etc.
3. Unlike the law of inheritance, you can make provisions for those who might have helped and served you in bad times (such as a faithful maid, nurse or a friend).
4. We may try to always act our best, but let’s face it: there are some bad apples among us. Making a Will can help prevent family disputes after your death.
5. You can revoke the privileges of family members you deem unworthy to have any share in your property after your death.
6. Because you never know when it is your time to go (natural and unnatural causes can get anyone at any age), it is highly advisable to make a Will, even if you are in your twenties or thirties.
7. Don’t think that just because Wills are legal documents, that they can’t be personal. You can certainly express your feelings regarding your family, friends, and acquaintances in your document.