Drafting a will is one of the most important steps you can take for long-term planning. After all, you don’t know what will happen from day to day and you want to be prepared in the event that you are incapacitated or pass away unexpectedly. An Arizona will can aid your loved ones in their time of grief by providing a specific directive of your wishes. It ensures that they don’t have to make the tough decisions about what to do with your assets should you pass away; you take the decision out of their hands by doing it for them.
In Arizona, the Arizona will registry is a place in which you can file basic information about your Arizona will, so that your family and friends can easily see that you have a will and that this document exists. This ensures that even if your Arizona will is not readily available, family and friends can check the Arizona will registry and at least see that it exists. Then, they can determine where to look for the actual document. It prevents loved ones from going on a wild goose chase for a document that may or may not even exist, which can be tough if they are already going through the grieving process.
If you are going to make a will, including simple information about it in the Arizona will registry is a logical next step. It might take you extra time to submit the information, but in the end, you are not thinking about the time it takes you to do it, but rather the time it will save those that you love from pondering about the whereabouts and existence of your will when you pass on.
You don’t have to provide a wealth of information if you want certain aspects of your will to remain private; your name, date of creation and the location of this document is all that is necessary to be included on the registry. The Arizona will registry is a matter of public record, which is something to keep in mind when you include your information on it.