Q. Shouldn't I see an attorney to create my last will and testament?
A. Not unless you have unusual circumstances. In most cases, the attorney preparing a will simply takes all the relevant names and puts them in the right place in the document, then makes sure that you sign the will in compliance with your state's "wills formalities" rules. These simple functions do not require the personal assistance of a professional at $200 or more per hour. On our web site, we take the names you provide us in our easy online form and then insert those names in the proper place into the will document that complies with your state's law. In short, you can easily do it yourself and save hundreds of dollars. To be sure, there are some cases where it is vital that you see an attorney. For example, if you want to leave your spouse out of your will or if you have assets in excess of one million dollars, you should consult with an attorney.
Q. Will the will I obtain from this web site be legal in my state?
A. Yes. A will is valid if it is signed in compliance with what are called "wills formailites". These formalities are laws governing how many witnesses must be present when the will is signed and how those witnesses and the will maker sign the document. Every will for sale on this web site is guarunteed to comply with the wills formailities of your state. If for any reason you are not satisified with the will you obtain from this web site, simply contact us and we will gladly refund the full purchase price of your will.
Q. How do I get my will from this web site?
A. It's simple: click the "Create Your Will Here
" button on the left to get started. Then, complete the simple, on-line interview process. It takes about five minutes. We'll ask you for your name and the names of any spouse and children you may have. If you have children under 18, we'll ask you who should be named as guardian for those children. We'll also ask you who should be the executor of your will. Finally, we'll ask you how you want to distribute your property upon your death. You'll then get a chance to reveiw the information we've collected to insure that we have it correct. Once everything looks good to you, you proceed to pay $19.95 for your last will and testament using your credit card. We will automatically e-mail your will to you in Microsoft Word format, or you can simply print it out right from our web site!
Q. How long will it take to complete the interview process?
A. The time it takes to complete the interview process varies from person to person depending on their individual circumstances. For most people, the interview process takes about 5 - 10 minutes.
Q. How do I print my will after I have purchased it?
A. If you enter your e-mail address on the credit card information page, we will immediately e-mail you your document in Microsoft Word format so you can easily print your will from your word processor.
Q. What if I don't have Microsoft Word?
A. We provide the option of printing your will from HTML format as well as PDF format right from our web site.
Q. Do I really need a will?
A. Yes. Without a will a probate judge will decide who gets custody of your minor children and who will receive your property. These matters can now be taken care of easily and affordibly right here.
Q. What if I have question before or after I obtain my will?
Contact us! We are happy to answer questions and you will be amazed at how quickly we respond to inquiries.
Q. Can My Will Be Handwritten?
A. No doubt you can write your Will by hand if you wish. The only requirement for all Wills is that you must sign them in the presence of two witnesses. But there are certain downsides to handwritten Wills. Firstly, it is more difficult and time-consuming, and therefore it is much easier to make some mistakes. Secondly, not all states accept handwritten Wills, so you should make sure your state does. Generally, we recommend you fill out an online template, as it already contains all needed verbal statements.
Q. What Is the Difference between a Last Will and a Living Will?
A. These are two completely different documents. A Living Will only comes into effect if you are in a coma or appalic state and determines your choices of healthcare. For example, it determines the conditions of healthcare during that period. It also defines the way you will be buried (or cremated, etc.) Last Will is responsible for your inheritance and how it will be distributed among your heirs. It also contains information on your funeral expenses.
Q. How Can I Change My Will?
A. One can change a Will either on their own or with the help of a lawyer. In most cases, changes are made through a special document called Codicil. One can fill out several Codicils depending on the number of changes and their complexity. If there are too many changes, it is advised to write a new Will, but it doesn?t happen very often. Generally, it is better to consult an attorney before you decide to change anything.
Q. Is It Possible to Have a Joint Will with My Spouse?
A. Yes, but some lawyers insist that these joints are rather problematic. There is a standard algorithm to this Will: you leave all your estates to other partners, and when they die, it goes to your children (if you have them).
On the one hand, it greatly simplifies the order of distributing the inheritance. On the other hand, it may demand lots of changes. It appears to be the best option when there aren?t too many beneficiaries and the spouses never change their minds about their estates. Also, this type of Wills can?t be changed without the permission of another spouse. If you want to inherit all your estate to your partner, you are on the same page with them and 100% sure that none of you will ever change one?s mind, then you can try writing a Joint Will.
Q. Can I Disinherit Someone in My Will?
A. It is possible to exclude someone from a Will. You can do it with the help of a special document called Deliberate Exclusion. You will need to state the reason for disinheritance in a separate letter. This measure is needed to prove that this is not a coincidence but a fact with certain grounds for it, and you disinherit this person deliberately. The reason for this exclusion must be stated as clearly as possible. It is often used as evidence that you intended to disinherit that person.