How do I create a will by LAWCHEK™
Lawchek.com is providing our Wills & Estates book so individual readers will get answers to questions like "How do I create a will?" or "What does a will look like?" The Lawchek™ book provides free blank wills and estate forms along with sample will forms with the information already filled in so individual readers can see how a will should look. After reviewing this site you can be on the same page as your attorney when you ask the questions, "How do I create a will?" and "What does a will look like?" If you do not have an attorney you may find one on our directories here or at www.LawyersListings.com..
The purpose of this book is to provide the general public some information about wills. It is a reference manual that should answer basic questions like, "How do I create a will?" The questions recited in this manual are the more commonly asked questions of attorneys when a client first makes contact for the purpose of drafting a will. Neither this manual nor the subject matter contained within is in any way a substitute for legal advice. For legal advice, an attorney must be consulted. The design of this manual is elementary and is, by no means, a comprehensive assessment of a particular legal discipline. It will, however, allow the reader to better understand the various aspects of wills and estates.
Hopefully, the use of this manual will lessen the personal agony of attempting to look up the answers to the questions covered. Additionally, the manual should reduce the amount of time the reader will ultimately spend with chosen legal counsel and, therefore, reduce to some degree the costs of legal services.
Wills and Estates Questions
Why have a will?
How do I create a Will? -
Can a spouse elect against a will in this state? -
How is a will revoked
in this state? - What is an estate? -
What is probate? - What
is intestate succession? -
What is a testator? -
What is an executor?
- What is a
holographic will ? -
What is a codicil? -
What are estate taxes?-
state inheritance or estate taxes? -
What is a marital
What is a conservatorship? -
What is a
What is a power of Attorney?-
What is a living will?
- What are exempt
assets? - What
is estate planning?-
What is an
irrevocable trust? -
What is community
What is an administrator?-
Sample Wills and Estates Forms
Power of Attorney For Business Affairs -
Last Will and Testament 1:
Standard Will - Last
Will and Testament 2 Single Trust Will -
Last Will and Testament 3 Two
(Double) Trust Will -
First Codicil to the Last Will and Testament -
Living Will Declaration
Realtive to the use of Life - Sustaining Procedures -
Wills and Estates Fillable
General Power of Attorney For Business Affairs - Simple
Wills (to Children and to Spouse/Children) - Last Will and
Testament 1 : Standard Will - Last Will and Testament 2:
Single Trust Will - Last Will and Testament 3: Two
(Double) Trust Will - Family Pot Trust- Family Bypass
Trust - Marital/Family BGypass Trust -
First Codicil to the last Will
and Testament - Living Will Declaration Realative to the
use of life-Sustaining Procedures - Petition for
Guardianship - Petition for Conservatorship - Petition for
Probate of Will - Notice of Probate of Will - Annual
report - Accounting for Final Report - Self-Proved Will -
Click here for the 'How Do I Create a Will?' Glossary
Other Uses of this Wills and Estates Book
On the other hand, the manual is also designed to bring to
the legal community a better educated public. The massive
amount of legal information that is available to the
individual attorney would, without question, overwhelm a
member of the public who is not trained to research and
retrieve the information that would typically apply to a
given subject such as probate. A competent attorney who is
skilled in providing legal advice relative to probate
matters should welcome to his or her office someone with a
basic understanding of how a will is drafted. Therefore,
the reader should take comfort in the fact that through
the choice of this manual, it will be possible to meet in
the attorney's office with a greater understanding of the
subject matter involved.
This manual gives an overview and basic understanding
through a question-and-answer format. It also furnishes
some basic forms that most likely would be used in a given
state. This manual should provide the general types of
forms that an attorney might employ in responding to
client needs and court requirements.
It is never recommended that an individual undertake his
or her own representation in such matters as probate
(wills and estates), even though most states do permit
such activity. Any individual who is serious about
resolving a probate problem would want to have capable
legal assistance. Therefore, the reader is urged to
contact a competent attorney who should welcome the fact
that a client is arriving at his or her office with the
information acquired from this manual. In other words, the
reader should be a better informed member of the public by
reading and reviewing the contents of this manual and,
accordingly, should be better prepared to consult an
attorney about wills and estates. Read on for a better
understanding of probate matters.
Do's for Wills and Estate Books
- Read this manual.
- Remember to consult an attorney for legal
- Read the questions and answers in order to have a
basic understanding of the subject matter which you
have chosen, in this case, wills and estates law.
- Pay special attention to detail, especially when
completing forms for your attorney.
- Approach resolving estate questions as a serious
matter that requires patience for the long term and
guidance to complete.
- Enjoy the materials presented and use the
materials for your benefit in acquiring new knowledge.
Don'ts for Wills and Estate Books
- Make assumptions about wills and estates.
- Expect this manual to be the substitute or a
replacement for an attorney's implementation of
resolving estate questions.
- Expect that the questions and answers embellish
all aspects of wills and estates.
- Expect the forms contained here to be the only
forms that you may need.
- Rush through the materials or make assumptions
(consult an attorney).
- Expect that just anyone will have the answers to
your questions. Read the manual and talk to your
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