Do married couples write a single will?

My husband and I are getting ready to write our wills and are planning to write separate wills for each of us. We are 58 years old, recently married, and have grown families of our own. We each have an IRA and are living in my home. We are planning to give each other 20% of our respective assets and 80% to our respective children.

Anniston, AL -

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Janet Lee Brewer

Janet Lee Brewer

Estate Planning Attorney - Palo Alto, CA
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I don't practice law in AL, but as far as I know, every state requires each individual to have his or her own will - so you would prepare your will, and your husband would prepare his.

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