Simple Will

A simple Will provides for the outright distribution of assets for an uncomplicated estate and can be done on an easy form from a stationery store, a book, or from a reputable legal document website.

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Joint Will

A joint will is one that two people make together, each leaving all of their property and assets to the other. It also covers the situation when the second person dies.

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Pour Over Will

A pour-over will is created to’catch’ any assets or property that had been left out of a living Trust, either intentionally or inadvertently.

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Unmarried Couples & Wills

Without a will or living trust, unless you have a legally recognized common law marriage (heterosexual couples only), a registered domestic partnership, a civil union, or a valid living together contract, your relatives will inherit everything.

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What is a pour-over will?

A pour-over will is a particular type of will used in conjunction with a trust. This kind of will “pours” any property the deceased still owned at the time of death into the trust that the person set up during his or her life.

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Self-Proving Will

A self-proving will, or a self-proving affidavit attached to a will, certifies that the witnesses and testator properly signed the will.

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Is a handwritten will valid?

Wills written by hand (not typed or created on a computer or word processor), also known as holographic wills, are only valid in a few states. Click for a list of states that legally recognize holographic wills.

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