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What Happens if I Don’t Want to Include My Children in My New Jersey Will?

April 13, 2021

A lot of times, when a person is making their will they feel obligated to include many of their family members, especially their children. However, in the event that you do not wish to include your children in your will for whatever the reason may be, you certainly do not have to. Every family situation is different in regards to relationships between children and parents and in some instances, there may be a strain that would make it so you don’t want to leave anything to that particular person. Your estate is everything that you have worked for in life so it is completely your choice as to what you want to do with it. In some cases, parents don’t feel that their children are responsible enough to handle their estate and therefore, don’t include them because they want to protect the assets that they have.

Your will is your declaration of how your estate should be handled. In essence, your will is your instruction as to where your assets should go and to whom. Your will will contain your choice for your beneficiaries. It is totally up to you if you want your children in your will. The choice is yours.

It is very important to speak with your attorney regarding the specifics of your circumstances and your concerns about your will. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when you are creating your will and therefore, a consultation with your attorney can assist you in any further concerns you have about the beneficiaries of your will.

Juan C. Velasco, Esq. is a trusted attorney who has been serving the New Jersey area for over 25 years. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel, please contact Velasco Law Office and we will be happy to assist you.