To make a will legal what are the basic requirements?
What is a holographic will?
Handwritten wills are holographic wills and are valid in a minority of states and risky where accepted. GET A WILL NOW does not recommend these.
Is this legal advice or substitute for a lawyer?
No. This website provides basic will information and helps the individual create their own will. GET A WILL NOW suggests seeking a lawyer for legal council.
Will I be satisfied?
GET A WILL NOW is so confident you will be delighted with your experience and results there is a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied, no questions asked for 60 days after purchase. GET A WILL NOW will send you 100% of your money back if your are not completely satisfied.
How will I get my Last Will and Testament?
Follow the easy steps and your document will be sent to you via email immediately after completing and payment is verified. You will have the option of having your will bound and mailed to you in addition.
Who needs a will from GET A WILL NOW?
Anyone that owns property or has children and wants a basic “no frills” will.
Who should use this website?
Any Dentist, Physician, Chiropractor or person who:
Who is an executor?
The person that makes sure your will's terms and conditions are carried out.
First Alternate Executor:
This person will take the place of your first choice as executor if they first person you named is unwilling or unable to serve.
Second Alternate Executor:
This person will take the place of your second choice (first alternate executor) as executor if they first person you named is unwilling or unable to serve.
Minors are children under the age of 18.
Who are beneficiaries?
They are the people who will receive gifts.
Who are alternate beneficiaries?
They are the alternate people who will receive gifts if your first choice is unable.
What is property?
Everything you own.
The property guardian is the person who will manage property on behalf of minor children. They will manage any property received by the children outside of the trust.
Alternate Property Guardian:
The alternate property guardian is the person who will manage property on behalf of your minor children if the first person you named as property guardian is unwilling or unable to serve.
Second Alternate Property Guardian:
The second alternate property guardian is the person who will manage property on behalf of minor children if the first person and second person you named as property guardian is unwilling or unable to serve.
A personal guardian is the person who will take care of your minor child(ren) until they are 18 years of age.
First Alternate Personal Guardian:
A first alternate personal guardian is the person who will take care of your minor child(ren) until they are 18 years of age if your first choice is unwilling or unable to serve.
Second Alternate Personal Guardian:
A second alternate personal guardian is the person who will take care of your minor child(ren) until they are 18 years of age if your first and second choice is unwilling or unable to serve.
What are gifts?
Property you leave.
Is this safe?
Yes, very safe. If your desires and wants and estate are clear you can use this website to assist you in developing your own will.
Who should NOT use this website?
What happens without a will?
Your state law decides and divides your assets up among your closest family. The court will appoint an executor of your will and guardian of your children.
Why is there a will specific for dentists/physicians/chiropractors?
There is a provision that details the orderly transition of practice assets for owners/partners that will either support documents in the operational or partnership practice documents or base transition/sale on a practice transition consultant or broker while keeping the practice operational through other partners or temporary workers where permitted by state law.
What happens without a will?
Your state law decides and divides your assets among closest family. The court will appoint your executor or your will and guardian of your children!!!!!
What is a survivorship period?
It is the period of time required to pass before property is transferred. This will has designated 60 days.
What if I want to explain my decisions?
Write a letter that expressly states that you do not intend the letter to modify or affect your will in any way and that you are only stating your emotions and feelings.
What about simultaneous death and personal guardian of children?
Each parent names the same personal and alternate guardian to avoid difficulties.
What about signing my will?
Select three witnesses. The witnesses must not be beneficiaries (do not receive property/gifts) and watch you sign and date your will and then also sign and date your will. Notarization is not required to make your will valid. The witnesses do not need to be friends or even know you; you just need to show them valid ID.
Who should witness my will?
Three people who are
How do I sign and witness my will?
Gather all your witnesses together in one place, announce that this is your will and you want them to witness it. They do not need to know or see the details of the will. Sign the will with the full name you used at the beginning of the will e.g. Sally Lynne Smith (not S.L Smith or Sally L Smith) and date the will with day, month and year as well as the county/township and state you are in. Now your witnesses sign and date the will.
How do I store my will?
What is probate?
When you die with a valid will the court follows a process called probate to distribute and execute the provisions of the will. It typically costs thousands in lawyer’s fees and takes a year or more. If you do not trust your executor this may be desirable.
Should I avoid probate?
It is often sensible to have a probate avoidance plan if death is likely within a decade or two. For younger people a basic will provides adequate protection. Many older people will elect to use a Living Trust and is outside the scope of this website.
What is a trust?
This is a legal entity that will hold your property and use the assets to the benefit of the beneficiary of the trust.
What/who is a trustee?
A trustee is the individual responsible for managing the trust and its assets of the trust.
Who is a first successor trustee?
This is who will manage the trust if your first choice in trustee is unable to fulfill their duties.
Who is the second successor trustee?
This is who will manage the trust if your first and second choice in trustee are unable to fulfill their duties.
What is the residuary estate?
This is all other property that is not otherwise specifically given away through the gifting process.
What is an E –Vault?
This is where we store the will/document that you created with GET A WILL NOW for a small yearly fee.The will can be modified and edited any time for any part of the will except the name of the person whose will it is.
What if I have more than one practice address?
Please list all your practice addresses in the will wizard when you practice address is asked for and separate them with a comma or with obvious punctuation.