A Will is a legal document that declares your wishes regarding the distribution of your assets and property after you die. In order to be valid, a Will must be in writing and signed by the testator (the person making the Will) in the presence of two witnesses.
Video: How To Write A Valid Will In 6 Easy Steps
Follow these steps to write a valid Will:
1. Determine what you own.
Make a list of all your assets and property, including real estate, savings accounts, investments, personal belongings, and anything else of value.
2. Choose an executor.
This is the person who will be responsible for carrying out your wishes as stated in the will. Choose someone you trust to handle this important task.
3. Decide who will receive your assets.
Think carefully about who you want to inherit your belongings. You may want to consider family members, friends, charities, or other organizations.
4. Write your Will.
Clearly state your wishes in a document.
Be sure to include the following information:
- Your full name and address
- The names and addresses of your executor and witnesses
- A list of your assets and who you want to receive them
- Any other instructions regarding your funeral or burial arrangements
5. Sign and date the Will in the presence of two witnesses.
The witnesses must be adults (18 or older) who are not related to you or named as beneficiaries in the Will.
6. Have the Will notarized.
This is not required, but it can make the will easier to probate (the legal process of carrying out the instructions in a Will).
By following these steps, you can ensure that your Will is valid and legally binding. If you would like to make a Valid Will, please download our Last Will and Testament.