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Wills: Basic Questions and Answers

Dealing with property after death, Wills

Last updated on 01/30/2024 at 6:41 pm

The information in this article is very general. Wills are important legal documents. For specific questions about your situation, you should talk to a lawyer.

What is a will?

Do I have to have a lawyer in order to get a will?

Can I write my own will?

What do I have to do to have a valid will?

What does it mean to have “capacity”?

Who should I get to be my witnesses?

What happens if I die without a will?

Who should I appoint as executor of my will?

What if someone wrote that they wanted me to have a certain piece of their property and that property no longer belongs to them?

How can I get rid of my will?

What happens if I made a gift in my will to my spouse and we got divorced?

Can I exclude my ex-spouse from my will?

Can I exclude my child from my will?

What if somebody wanted to give me a gift in their will and I don’t want it? Can I refuse to take it?

What are some further resources for more information?

Where can I get an attorney?