A will expresses your will and gives you the peace of mind that your last wishes will be respected and that your wealth will be used as you see fit after your death. With a will you can also take into account people who are particularly close to your heart, or institutions that you trust and whose values and work you want to support after your death.
A will gives you the opportunity to put your thoughts, wishes and needs in writing after careful consideration. It avoids disputes among the heirs and ensures that the inheritance is quickly divided according to your will.
You can easily write a handwritten testament by hand and you can change, add to or cancel it at any time. You can also draw up a public will with the help of a notary (e.g. a notary). If your will is demanding or too long due to the financial situation, give it to a professional for review. Notaries, attorneys or financial advisors specialize in such questions.
Of course, you can change your will at any time and adapt it to your wishes. This is particularly important after radical changes in your private life – be it the birth of children, a marriage, separation, divorce or even a death in your close personal environment.
So that your will can be found as quickly as possible after your death, it is best to write an order in the event of death, which you send to the responsible registry office in your municipality of residence. You can use it to record, for example, who should be notified in the event of death, how you would like to be buried and where your will will be kept.