Leaving a legacy. That sounds like something only the very important or very wealthy people get to do. But that is not the case.

A legacy is what you leave behind. It is defined as “a gift of property, especially personal property, as money, by will. It is also defined as anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor.”

In a properly drafted Last Will & Testament, you can leave the legacy you desire, even if you are not rich and famous. I could tell you stories of specific gifts left to an individual where the testator (the person writing a will) was able to heal an old wound or let a family member know that they were forgiven. You also have the chance to direct where your finances will go after you pass away.

You may say, ‘That’s fine, but I don’t have much. I’m not that important.’ Suppose you are a grandfather: you may not be famous or rich, but to your grandson or granddaughter; you are a very important person. If you are married, then to your spouse and your children; you are a very important person. The legacy you leave to your family can make a significant difference in their lives.

We will all leave some legacy when we pass away. The question is not whether or not you will leave a legacy; the question is “What will my legacy look like?”

Please contact us at Mateya Law Firm. We can assist you in creating your Last Will & Testament and leaving a legacy that you are happy with. A legacy that makes you smile when you think of how you will be remembered.

Contact Mateya Law Firm at 717-241-6500 or visit our website at www.mateyalaw.com.