- Will Drafting
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- Medical Power of Attorney
- Power of Attorney for Assets
FAQs About Wills
What happens if I die and don't have a will?
If you pass away and don’t have a will, your assets enter the probate process through the court. The court then has the power to distribute your assets based on state laws. Your wishes, and that of your loved ones, will carry no weight during this process. In most cases, assets pass to a living spouse. If there is no living spouse, assets may be distributed to living children.
What is the difference between a living will and a last will and testament?
A last will and testament is a legal document that distributes assets after death. A living will establishes your wishes for healthcare instructions in the event that you are incapacitated.
How old do I have to be to draft a will?
In order to draft a legally binding will, you must be 18 years old and of sound mind.
What are the requirements for drafting a will?
In order for your will to be legally binding, you must:
- Be 18 years old
- Be of sound mind
- Sign your will, or have an authorized party sign in your presence
- Execute (sign) your will in the presence of two adult witnesses.
Do I need a lawyer to draft a will?
You are not legally required to have a lawyer assist you with drafting a will. However, hiring a lawyer to assist you can avoid costly and lengthy problems for your loved ones if there are disputes or probate problems after your death. A lawyer will help you reduce the risk of challenges and ensure that your wishes and rights are protected.