How Legal Are Online Wills?
What exactly are online wills and how do they compare to other wills? Are online wills really legal wills?
Legal. As long as it is signed, witnessed and in some states notarized by the person of sound mind who is executing the document ~ recinding all previous documents/wills. Trouble often arises because different states/countries recognize different forms. And boiler plate forms lack the specifics for each individual. In the U.S. a will automatically trigger probate. To avoid probate and the huge fees/delays associated with probate a will is usually a part/exhibit within a Living Revocable Trust. Best resource in the U.S. for self-help legal is www.Nolo.com or www.NoloPress.com.
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