Document Preparation Last Will & Testament

A Last Will & Testament is one of the most important legal documents a person can create in his or her lifetime: it's the document that states who receives the assets of that person upon death. Spending just a few minutes today to create a legal Will is simply smart estate planning: it guarantees that your family receives the assets of your estate as YOU decide instead of some local probate court judge.

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And now, getting that Last Will and Testament document is simple with the Document Preparation Services from DIY Legal! Just answer some questions by email, and your fully-completed documents will be on their way to you, ready for signature. No software, no hassles!

WHAT YOU RECEIVE WITH DIY LEGAL'S LAST WILL & TESTAMENT DOCUMENT PREPARATION SERVICE:

Based on your life situation and the way you want to handle the distribution of your assets, DIY Legal's document preparation professionals will work with you to create one of the following documents:

WILL FOR MARRIED FEMALE WITH CHILDREN, PROPERTY TO HUSBAND THEN CHILDREN: if you are a woman, are married and have children, this document may be most appropriate for you. This Last Will and Testament contains the most common or standard provisions of a Last Will and Testament: it provides that your husband will receive your property upon your death, with your children to receive that property should your husband die before you do. This Last Will and Testament also permits you to name the person who will act as guardian for your minor children should you and your husband die while the children are minors. You also name the person that will oversee your estate when you die (the executor).

WILL FOR MARRIED FEMALE WITH NO CHILDREN, PROPERTY TO HUSBAND: if you are a woman, are married and have NO children, this document may be most appropriate for you. This Last Will and Testament contains the most common or standard provisions of a Last Will and Testament - it provides that your husband will receive your property upon your death, with another person that you name to receive that property should your husband die before you do. This Last Will and Testament also permits you to name the person that will oversee your estate when you die (the Executor).

WILL FOR MARRIED MALE WITH CHILDREN, PROPERTY TO WIFE THEN CHILDREN: if you are a man, are married and have children, this document may be most appropriate for you. This Last Will and Testament contains the most common or standard provisions of a Last Will and Testament - it provides that your wife will receive your property upon your death, with your children to receive that property should your husband die before you do. This Last Will and Testament also permits you to name the person to act as guardian for your minor children should you and your husband die while the children are minors. You also name the person that will oversee your estate when you die (the Executor)./p>

WILL FOR MARRIED MALE WITH NO CHILDREN, PROPERTY TO WIFE: if you are a man, are married and have NO children, this document may be most appropriate for you. This Last Will and Testament contains the most common or standard provisions of a Last Will and Testament: it provides that your wife will receive your property upon your death, with another person that you name to receive that property should your wife die before you do. This Last Will and Testament also permits you to name the person that will oversee your estate when you die (the Executor).

WILL FOR SINGLE PERSON WITH CHILDREN, PROPERTY TO CHILDREN: if you are either a man or woman, are not married and have children, this document may be most appropriate for you. This Last Will and Testament contains the most common or standard provisions of a Last Will and Testament: it provides that your children will share equally in your property upon your death. This Last Will and Testament also permits you to name the person to act as guardian for your minor children should you die while the children are minors. You also name the person that will oversee your estate when you die (the Executor).

WILL FOR DIVORCED PERSON WITH CHILDREN, PROPERTY TO CHILDREN: if you are either a man or woman, are divorced and have children, this document may be most appropriate for you. This Last Will and Testament contains the most common or standard provisions of a Last Will and Testament: it provides that your children will share equally in your property upon your death. This Last Will and Testament also permits you to name the person to act as guardian for your minor children should you die while the children are minors. You also name the person that will oversee your estate when you die (the executor). This document also specifies that your former spouse will inherit nothing from your estate after your death (you are "cutting out" your former spouse).

WILL FOR SINGLE PERSON WITH NO CHILDREN, PROPERTY TO PERSONS NAMED: if you are either a man or woman, and have NO children, this document may be most appropriate for you. This Last Will and Testament contains the most common or standard provisions of a Last Will and Testament: it provides that the person that you name in your Will shall receive your property upon your death - and if that person pre-deceases you, the other person that you name in the Will shall inherit your property after your death. This Last Will and Testament also permits you to name the person that will oversee your estate when you die (the Executor).

WILL WITH SPECIFIC GIFTING PROVISIONS: if you are either married or single, have children or not, but you desire to give specific items of your property to specific beneficiaries, this document may be most appropriate for you. Through this document, you can provide specific gifts or bequests to friends, family members, organizations, etc. (e.g. jewelry to a favorite niece, your auto to a son, stocks and bonds or cash accounts to your favorite charity, etc.). The property not specifically given away can be give to another person or persons you list in your Will. Use caution when preparing this Will - you cannot, in most states, "cut off" or leave little or no property to your spouse while you give the remainder of the property away to others. In these cases, a spouse can "elect" against the Will and take anywhere from 40 - 60% of the value of the estate, depending on which state you live.

WILL DIRECTING ASSET SALE: if you are either married or single, have children or not, but you desire to have your property sold and cash distributed to your specific beneficiaries in a percentage that you choose, this document may be most appropriate for you. Through this document, you can provide that your property be sold and the money raised paid, by percentage or amounts, to your beneficiaries (e.g. Son Joseph, 25%, Daughter Ann 25%, Brother Adam, 50%). Again, use caution when preparing this Will - you cannot, in most states, "cut off" or leave little or no money to your spouse while you give the remainder of the property away to others. In these cases, a spouse can "elect" against the Will and take anywhere from 40 - 60% of the value of the estate, depending on which state you live.

BONUS: NOTICE OF FINAL DISPOSITION
Additionally, DIY Legal will provide a "Notice of Final Disposition" document at no additional cost. This document allows you to describe your wishes as they pertain to funeral arrangements and the disposition of your bodily remains. Using this document permits you to declare your desires for funeral arrangements and burial or cremation (or other processes) while you are alive. This document should be provided to your loved ones now, relieving them of having to make these choices during a difficult time. If there is no Final Disposition document prepared in advance, the law in the state where you die generally determines who will decide how the remains will be handled. Instead, this bonus document allows you to make your wishes known in advance!

BONUS: ASSET AND ACCOUNTS LIST
Finally, we will provide a blank Assets and Accounts List form that allows you to list the location of all of your bank accounts, insurance policies, safety deposit boxes, stocks and bonds, and other liquid assets, so your family and/or executor has a complete record of where your assets can be found.

One of the most routine estate planning tools is a Last Will and Testament.

A will is a legal document that can protect your assets and help minimize any disagreement or dispute over the distribution of your estate when you die. A will is created and used to control the distribution of property upon your death, to provide guidance or suggestion to the courts as to who should act as the guardian of your minor children after death, and to name the person who will manage your estate after you die. A will provides instruction for the distribution of your assets through the probate courts.