Types of Wills to Think About (Part I)

Most people do not realize it, but there are many different types of wills that one can make. One will may or may not be enough, depending on your individual wants and needs. While it is possible to make a will on the internet, you should really consult a lawyer to make sure that you and your family are protected when you pass away.

Here are some of the types of wills that you can make.

Wills made by an attorney are your best bet to make sure that your wishes are going to be carried out. An attorney will ensure that the will is legally binding, and tailored to your exact wishes.

Simple wills can be made when you don’t have a lot of assets and it won’t be complicated. There are forms that you can fill out or you can copy a form and just fill it out!

Joint wills are wills made by married couples, who plan to leave everything to their spouse. It also speculates how they want their assets divided once they are both gone.

Handwritten wills, or holographic wills, are wills that you write in your own handwriting.  Some people don’t want much fuss, even for their wills. However, these are not accepted in all states, and states that do accept them have varying additional requirements. You need to make sure that your state accepts a handwritten will before you pass, and ensure all other conditions can be met.

Spoken wills are not acceptable in Texas, and scarcely accepted elsewhere.  They are obviously called this because they are spoken instead of written. For this reason, they are only allowed in emergency situations, and even then, not universally.

Contact us to see what would be the best will for you and your family.