Planning Your Estate Why you MUST have a Will. Judy Logan, Director Attorney, Strategic Giving California Southern Baptist Convention Are you a hidden hero? A champion of justice? A devoted activist for the poor? When the Media goes Home Your Disaster Relief Team will still be there Provide for the Poorest in California And Expect a Blessing! Investing in a young person Impacts the future Women Unhindered To make a difference Changing lives One camper at a time What is a Will? A Will is a document that directs the distribution of your assets. What is a Will? It dictates what happens to your dependents and your assets when you die. It is the last statement you make on this earth. It speaks for you after you are gone. Why have a Will? So YOU can decide who will be the guardian of minor children Trivia Question What percentage of people in California have no Will? Why have a Will? So YOU can decide who will be Executor/Personal Representative. Why have a Will? So YOU can decide what your heirs will receive Other Considerations • Consider family issues that will impact your Will. Final Thoughts • Commit to completing an estate plan for your family • Influence others to protect their family with an estate plan • Schedule an estate planning appointment Giving that Offers a Message of Hope!