WHY DO YOU NEED A WILL?
Even if you do not have a large estate, you simply must have a will. This is especially true if you have children. It is extremely important, choose a guardian to determine the percentage of impoundment of your belongings and also to make arrangements for care and custody in the event of an unexpected death.
It is particularly important that you have a will prepared if you are not formally married and have children with your partner. Although you consider yourselves spouses, New York Law does not generally recognize a common law marriage. The rights of your child(ren) will be difficult at all times, virtually impossible to establish. There are situation where the rights of children are lost because it is impossible to demonstrate the relationship when the child lives in another country.
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