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Input your information in the last will and testament template and delete any remaining blank lines.
Provide at least nominal gifts to all your children. If you don’t leave them anything, a judge may determine at a later date that you forgot to do so, should one of them challenge your Will. Even a gift of $1 to the child you "omit" will suffice. It is not recommended that you leave a nominal gift to your spouse using this will. In general, states require that the surviving spouse receive one-third to one-half of the deceased spouse’s estate. If you wish to leave less than half of your estate to your spouse, consult with an attorney.
After having purchased and downloaded the printable online last will and testament kit and filled out your information, review your answers carefully so that they clearly and accurately reflect your intent.
Select the appropriate witnesses. All states require two witnesses, with the exception of Vermont. However, it is strongly recommended that you have three witnesses sign your Will in the event a witness dies or moves to another state. Your spouse or children do not serve as witnesses. Your witnesses must be at least 18 years of age and should not be a beneficiary to your Will.
Select an appropriate executor and alternate executor. Ideally, these individuals should reside in the same state. Otherwise, it would be costly for your executor to travel back-and-forth to manage your estate. Some states require that out-of-state executors post a cash… Read more…