Online Will Preparation

By Laura Myers

A will is a legal document you can use to spell out how your property will be disposed of after your death. In your will, you can also appoint a guardian for your children and an executor for your estate. If you die without leaving a will, state laws will determine how your assets are distributed. You can create a will online in several ways.

A will is a legal document you can use to spell out how your property will be disposed of after your death. In your will, you can also appoint a guardian for your children and an executor for your estate. If you die without leaving a will, state laws will determine how your assets are distributed. You can create a will online in several ways.

Full-Service Creation

A few websites offer complete will creation services. When using these services, you are asked a number of questions online. You then fill in the blanks of the online questionnaire. Your will is then created by the Internet company. It is checked by a lawyer and then mailed to you, along with instructions on how to sign it. The entire process takes approximately one week. If you wish to make changes to the will, you have a limited amount of time to do so. You must pay a fee for this online service.

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Instant Download Will

An instant download will is a type of Internet service that is extremely fast. You first pay for the service and then you answer a series of questions online. Once you have finished answering the questions, your will is created and immediately sent to you by email. You are then responsible for printing the will. You have a limited number of days to make changes free of charge if you are dissatisfied.

Downloadable Form

Wills can be created online using downloadable forms. Websites specializing in this kind of service sell forms for wills that are tailored to meet individual state requirements. These wills fit general categories such as “wills for married persons without children” or “wills for divorced persons with children.” You find your particular classification, fill out the will online, then download and print it. Some websites charge money for their forms but others, such as Do Your Own Will, offer them for free.

Create It Yourself

It is possible to use the Internet to learn how to make a will. First it is necessary to research your state’s laws concerning wills. Once you know what a will must include in your state, find a will online that you can use as a template. If possible use one from your state. Using the template will, write your will using your own information and deleting anything from the template will that does not apply to your situation.

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Preparing a Will

Planning for the future includes deciding how you want to divide your assets after your death. Wills and trusts outline your financial wishes, and may also provide your descendants and the courts with instructions regarding the guardianship of your minor children or other dependents. Although many companies provide will forms for individuals to complete their own wills, having an attorney review your document will ensure that it meets your state’s legal standards.

How to Learn About Last Wills & Trusts

You can use last wills and trusts as part of your estate planning in order to ensure that your wishes are carried out after you die. There are many resources available for learning about last wills and trusts, both online and offline. In addition, you may wish to consult an attorney in your state for specific advice on how to handle your personal estate.

Pros & Cons of Preparing a Will Online

The proliferation of online will preparation services has helped more people create wills at substantially lower costs than they would otherwise pay. In many cases, online wills provide excellent protection at a substantial value. However, highly complex wills may require an attorney, and no document preparation service can completely replace lawyers. People who prepare wills online should make sure they fully understand the questions asked by the will preparation service, and should check the final product to ensure it says what is intended.

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