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Creating a Last Will &
Testament is an important step in planning how your estate will be
distributed after your death. Using forms specifically created with your
state's laws, the following options are available:
Check your state requirements prior to using this document. Many states require
notarization for a Last Will & Testament to be valid. Usually the requirements
for a Last Will & Testament can be found at the homepage of your bar
association's website for your specific state.
You can download a Last Will & Testament for an
individual or a married couple, fill it out using Adobe
Reader, print it, and then have it notarized.
In Washington State you will need to bring two witnesses along with you to your
notary who are not named in your Last Will & Testament . This can be anyone
over the age of 18 and should not be a close family member. To use one of our
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Community Property Agreement
If you are married and live in one of the following states: Alaska, Arizona,
California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington or Wisconsin
you should speak to an attorney regarding a
Community Property Agreement.
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Downloadable Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning Forms & Kits
Estate Planning. To insure who inherits
your estate after you pass you need to have completed your estate planning. If you
do not, then you have no say as to who inherits your assets after your death. Complete
estate planning includes a power of attorney for finances, healthcare, a living
will (healthcare directive) as well as a last will & testament. Many people
that have real property choose a revocable trust to prevent probate of an estate.
A trust also includes powers of attorney, living wills, burial instructions, HIPAA
waiver and much more.
By having powers of attorney done you know that the people
you want will be making financial and healthcare decisions for you when you are
not able and by having a will or trust done your estate will be distributed to those
that you want it to be distributed to.
Probate. After someone dies, their estate
(assets) are distributed to their heirs, whether they have a will or not. This court
process is called "probate."
Probate may not always be necessary, as it depends on the
value of the assets and they type of assets. In some instances, probate may be preferable
when there are debts to be paid or if you think, there might be a dispute over the
division of the estate by any of the heirs. Removing the deceased person's name
from a real property deed (home) most always requires probate unless the property
has been transferred into a trust prior to death.
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