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How To Write Your Last Will

09th April 2007
By Stephen Best in Legal
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If you are reading this, you want to know how to write a Will - a Last Will And Testament. It is actually simple. To write your own Last Will And Testament you have two choices: start from scratch or use a Last Will And Testament form.

Writing a Will from scratch is easy because there is not any required format. Your Will can be written like a letter or a simple statement. It doesn't matter. What matters is that in the letter or statement you clearly state that you want it to be effective upon your death and that it meets certain legal requirements, especially that you sign it in front of witnesses.

Writing a Will using a Last Will And Testament form is also very easy. You can obtain a Last Will And Testament form from the internet or from an office supply store. Many of these Will forms are "fill-in-the-blank" type of forms and, usually, it is clear what should go in each blank.

On the internet, you can find sites which say that they will prepare a "custom" Last Will And Testament for you. Don't be fooled. These are simply "merge" programs where they take your answers to question and merge the answers into a form and then you print out the completed

form. There is nothing "custom" about them. The only way to have a custom made Last Will And Testament is to go to a Lawyer.

Finally, knowing how to write a Will is not as important as knowing that some of your property may not be covered by your Last Will And Testament. Every state has laws which may disallow or change your wishes as expressed in your Last Will And Testament. For example, you may want your money that is in a joint bank account to go to someone other than the joint account holder, but state law may give it to the joint account holder anyway.

The above information is general information only. For specific questions or clarification, contact a lawyer licensed in your state. is the home for Will information, href="">FREE Last Will And Testament EBook, and Last Will And Testament Forms. You may reprint this article, but all links must remain active. Copyright 2007
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