Making a Will
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In this article, we discussed the three main requirements to create a valid written will, including that the will must (1) be in writing, (2) signed by the testator, and (3) witnessed by 2 or 3 witnesses. Additionally, some states require an attestation clause in the will. The will we have discussed in this article is a written formalized will which accounts for the vast majority of all wills (as opposed to other less common types of wills such as oral wills or holographic wills).

You should now have a much better idea about how to create a valid formalized written will. You should also keep in mind that it’s generally best to have an attorney draft your will to meet your state’s particular will requirements.

Finally, keep in mind that wills may not always be the best way to devise (i.e. transfer) property. In fact, many times its better to transfer property through will substitutes such as trusts. To learn more about will substitutes and trusts take a look at the related information below.

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