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While not a subject that many people like to consider, laws surrounding the creation and execution of wills are vital to ensuring a smooth end-of-life process. Without a valid will, the probate process can become difficult and may not turn out the way the deceased intended.

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The Nordhaus Firm

21 years in practice
Advance Healthcare Directives, Divorce & Family Law, Divorce Law, Estate Administration, Estate Planning
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The Nordhaus Firm

21 years in practice
Advance Healthcare Directives, Divorce & Family Law, Divorce Law, Estate Administration, Estate Planning
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Prescribing the Probate Process

Someone without a last will and testament is known as an intestate individual. Intestate individuals will have their assets divided according to state law. This can result in friends, unmarried partners, or important institutions being excluded from the division of assets.

When creating a will, it is important to note that not all wills are created equal. The type of will can change how likely it is to be accepted by the probate court. Additionally, it is possible to change a will in certain circumstances.

Types of Wills

There are a number of classifications of will that can be submitted to the court. There are some wills that are more valid than others. In the modern age, a handwritten, notarized will or digital will is seen as the gold standard for creating a valid will. There are also verbal wills, these are extremely hard to verify and may not be recognized by the court. Additionally, a handwritten will that does not have witness signatures or notarization may be more difficult to have accepted by the court.

Changing a Will

Once a valid will has been created, it is generally not changed. However, it is possible to add a notarized addendum to a last will and testament. If this has to happen multiple times, however, it may be ruled that it is necessary to rewrite the will and create an entirely new document incorporating the intended changes.

Planning For The Future

If you want to create a trust to enforce your wishes when you are not able to advocate for yourself, you will need the help of an experienced Trusts & Estates attorney. A Trusts & Estates attorney can ensure that your life plans are legally enforceable and airtight by utilizing their experience and mastery of the subject matter.

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Will Law Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a living will?

A living will, also known as an advance health directive, serves a different purpose from a last will and testament. Where a last will and testament describes how to divide assets when an individual dies, a living will describes how to proceed medically in the event that the individual is incapacitated or otherwise unable to advocate for themself.

2. Can I change my will?

A will can be altered, but at some point it may be necessary to simply write an updated will incorporating multiple addendums into one document. How many addendums are allowed is up to the probate judge but in general it is recommended that if multiple addendums need to be made, or if multiple addendums need to be made, then a new will should be created.

3. How much does it cost to make a will?

There are some online forms that can be used to create a basic will for virtually no cost. However, a more complex will or one that needs to be notarized can cost a few hundred or even thousand dollars to consult an attorney.

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