Passing on real estate through a will

Can property and money in bank accounts be passed on in a simple will?

Asked on January 10, 2018 under Estate Planning, Washington


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Property and money can be inherited by Will.
The property should be clearly identified by its address and legal description.  The accounts which contain the money to be inherited should be clearly identified by account number.  The beneficiary (person inheriting) should be designated by name, date of birth and current address.
If by property, you are referring to personal property instead of real property (real estate), the items of personal property to be inherited should be identified  and described.

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