Hire an Attorney
Especially if you have money, real estate, possessions, and other items of value. You never know how family is going to react when it comes to possessions. And, even though you would hope everyone would get along, when it comes to estate planning and disbursing items left in a will, this may not be the case.
Even the closest families are torn apart because of such items left to one person over another in a will. Hiring an attorney will ensure everyone knows what is going to happen, and more importantly, it will protect your final wishes, especially if you knowingly and willingly want to leave a family member out of the will.