Last Will and Testament
A Last Will and Testament is a legal document designating to whom and to where your assets and estate will pass to upon your death. People sometimes believe that a Last Will and Testament is only for those who are nearing death, but that is not the case. Major life changes and revaluating your circumstances are among the best times to think about either starting a Will or updating your Last Will and Testament.
People sometimes put it off because the thought of going to a lawyer and spending a lot of money may be intimidating. There are alternative options you may want to look at.
You can use our online Last Will and Testament order form to create your own Last Will, and you can update it should the need arise.
Last Will and Testament Checklist
Creating a Last Will and Testament does not have to be an intimidating process. We strive to make it as easy to follow. Each Will you create through our online order form has the following:
- A clause that revokes any previous Wills
- Your Executor (and alternate Executor) appointment (the person carrying out the terms of your Will
- A list of specific duties and powers for your Executor to follow
- Your list of beneficiaries and the gifts they will receive upon your death. For instance, you may opt to bequeath physical items to your loved ones (vehicles, jewelry, or fine art)
- Creating a Trust for minor children
- Tax clauses, so that your Executor can make the best possible decisions about your estate
- Charitable clauses
- Guardianship clauses to appoint a designated guardian to take care of minor children
- Instructions for signing and witnessing your Last Will and Testament
When Should I Create My Will?
While there is no specific age at which you should create a Will, anyone over the age of 18 has the ability to create a Last Will and Testament. Family members can often find themselves tied up in court for months or even years without a Will in place, so it is important that you take the time to create a Last Will and Testament and update it as required. We also offer a Peace of Mind package to allow you to make changes to your Last Will and Testament later down the road.
Anyone who has children, significant assets and/or property should have a Last Will and Testament. If you are interested, you can find out more about the Last Will and Testament products we offer on our website and create one of your very own.