What to do if my uncle just had a stroke and the day before, he had drawn up his Will but had the stroke before he could get it notarized?

He may have to go into a nursing home and he’s wondering if there is any way to protect his property if he does? He owes nothing against the property. he is wondering if he gets it notorized now, while he’s in the hospital if it will be protected.

Asked on November 11, 2014 under Estate Planning, Minnesota


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry.  There is no requirement in Minnesota that you notarize a Will. It needs to be signed in front of two witnesses and the witnesses must sign the Will.  But a Will may not protect his assets from a nursing home so I would speak with an estate planner here asap.  Good luck.

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