One of the most common questions we hear is, "What makes a will legal?" Sometimes, the person asking is worried that their final wishes won't be respected. Other times, we hear the question when someone suspects -- for one reason or another -- that a will shouldn't hold up in court if challenged.
One of the many reasons that people hate it when an estate goes through probate is that it can take a long time to "settle" the estate and finally give the heirs their inheritance.
When people take the step of creating a last will or estate plan, one issue they often overlook is taking the time to plan for their funeral. After all, your funeral service is going to remind people of your legacy and provide comfort to your loved ones as they grieve your death. You don't have to leave all of the critical decisions to your loved ones. You could begin the process of planning your own funeral.