SaveTweetYour will is one of the primary documents you'll be creating while planning your estate. Your will is your expressed intent of what should happen to your property after you pass away. Although people often think that as long as a will is written out that it's valid, this simply isn't true. Different states have different requirements regarding what makes a will legally valid. In general, most states require that a will have witnesses, a notary or affidavit, and that the person creating the will be of legally sound mind.
Since fulfilling your state's requirements for a valid will may be difficult if you're unfamiliar with the laws, getting to know how wills work can be helpful. Learn the basics of wills here, including an overview of wills, preparing a will, and updating a will. Additionally, learn how you can create a living will in the event that you become ill or incapacitated and are incapable of making your own medical decisions.
A will and its requirements.
A will is a person's expressed intention of what should be done with his/her property after that person dies. It must be in writing, signed by the person creating the... more
Do I need a will? Do I need to update my will?.
People often asks me if they need a will, or if their parents need a will. What happens if I die without a will? Will the state take all my property?... more
A Properly Executed Will is the First Step.
Properly executed wills are the foundation of most solid estate plans because they designate how and to whom your property will be distributed after death.... more
Why should I care?.
With all the privacy restrictions on medical information that have been imposed as a result of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), people are... more