American Diabetes Association
Tax ID #: 13-1623888
American Diabetes Association Research Foundation
Tax ID #: 54-1734511
Department of Individual Giving
1701 N. Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311
Learn how you can support our Research Program and the exploration of all the scientific possibilities that diabetes research is generating.
Make tax-free gifts from your IRA today.
4 Steps to Your First Will
1. Begin With the Basics
Start by getting organized: Outline your objectives, determine the value of your property, inventory your major assets, estimate outstanding debts, and prepare a list of family members and other beneficiaries to whom you want to pass assets. You'll also want to ask yourself these two questions:
- How do I want to divide my assets among my family members, other loved ones and favorite causes?
- Do I need to make special provisions for any of my heirs?
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2. Choose Guardians
If you have minor children or an adult child, a parent, or a spouse with special needs who is your dependent, you must think about who will care for them when you're gone. Talk to your proposed guardian ahead of time about what you are asking, and understand that if you don't name a guardian, the courts may end up doing it for you.
3. Choose an Executor
Your executor undertakes many important responsibilities, including:
- Notifying all interested parties and agencies of your death.
- Paying creditors and outstanding taxes.
- Distributing your assets according to your will.
4. Meet With an Estate Planning Attorney
To avoid trouble for your heirs, seek the counsel of an estate planning attorney to help record your wishes in a legally sound will.
When drafting your will, you may spend a few hundred dollars or several times that amount depending on where you live. Whatever the going rate in your area, resist the "deal." Instead, select a qualified estate planning attorney who can help you save your estate money and eliminate heartache in the long run.
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We're Here to Help
When drafting your will, we hope you'll support American Diabetes Association by including a charitable bequest that will benefit our important cause after your lifetime. Just contact Department of Individual Giving at 888-700-7029 or email@example.com if you would like more information about this flexible way to support our mission.
Click here for the American Diabetes Association's official legal bequest language.
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The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For legal or tax advice, please consult an attorney. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes apply to federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.
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