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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