The making of a Will is an important responsibility, especially if you have a family, or others who depend on you.
If you die without a will, intestacy rules (which vary between states) determine which relatives will inherit your estate. Spouses need to make separate wills, although the gift provision in one can repeat those in the other.
It is also important that your will should be revised from time to time to take into account changes in federal and state tax laws, moves from one state to another, and other changes in circumstances.
If you have already made your will, it should be simple to add a cash bequest to St Anne’s by way of a Codicil - but you should only do this in consultation with an attorney.
The interests and well-being of relatives and close friends will, naturally, come first when you are making your will. But we hope that, when you have provided for those closest to you, you will want also to remember St Anne’s.
We strongly suggest you take professional legal advice before making or changing your Will, as there are important probate, property and tax law considerations which may be affected. An attorney will ensure you receive the help you need to maximise the amount your beneficiaries will receive.