Sr. Laura Goedken, OP
Many of us spend a lifetime accumulating and managing our assets and spend very little time disposing of them. Good stewardship calls us to care for God’s gifts to us. A will is a legal document to help with disposal of your assets at your death, but it does more. A will allows the court to appoint someone, known as an executor, to make sure your wishes are followed. A will can also provide for the care of minor children or family members not able to care for themselves.
When there is no will or other estate plan, the state will dispose of your property and appoint guardians. The state may or may not be following what you might have done if you had written a will. Take time to do your will, check it annually and update it as needed.
A small brochure, How to Make a Will That Works, is available to you for the asking. Please contact Sister Laura Goedken at (563) 888-4252 or Goedken@davenportdiocese.org,
(Sr. Goedken is director of development for the Diocese of Davenport.)