There are many goals that can be very important to people when it comes to their estate plan. One common one is keeping peace within the family. There can be the potential for disputes to arise within a family over the distribution of the estate of a deceased loved one. These disputes can be hard on a family, emotionally and financially.
Many people take the time to carefully draft a last will and testament, but they sign the document in a way that doesn't comply with the law -- which makes the will vulnerable to being invalidated. If you are in the process of drafting your will, it's important that you adhere carefully to the law to ensure this vital estate planning document holds up in court should it ever be challenged.