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What is a Last Will and Testament and who should have one?

A Last Will and Testament is a legal document that represents an individual's wishes about the disposition of his or her property after death. In addition to the property disposition, parents of minor children use a Last Will and Testament to state their intentions regarding who should care for any children or other dependents in the event of the parent's death.

To know for sure whether or not you need a Last Will and Testament you should discuss your individual situation with an attorney. Generally speaking, if you have dependents for whom you are responsible, we at TrustedWills.com believe you should have a will.

Having a Last Will and Testament in place that clearly explains your wishes can ease tensions at a time that is already stressful for your family members. Also, it makes the transition for your dependents as smooth as possible by removing uncertainty about who will provide their care.

A Last Will and Testament is a legal document that transfers your assets after death. And, for parents of young children, it gives PEACE OF MIND.

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What is a Living Will?

A Living Will is a legal document that allows you to declare that your life not be artificially prolonged by extraordinary measures when there is no reasonable expectation of recovery. Without a Living Will, families are forced to make gut-wrenching decisions about the extent of care that a terminally-ill loved one would have wanted. Let us help you help your family know and honor your wishes.

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What is a Power of Attorney with a Health Care Proxy?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to designate someone as your agent to make decisions on your behalf. A Power of Attorney enables a trusted friend or family member to make decisions that would be in your best interest. These decisions can involve financial matters such as the buying and selling of property. Or, these decisions can involve health care matters if you are no longer able to make these decisions for yourself.

A Power of Attorney may designate a person to be another's Health Care Proxy. Your Health Care Proxy would be responsible for making health care decisions that you are unable to make. For example, a Living Will cannot contemplate every possible scenario that might develop. A Health Care Proxy will stand in your shoes, and make the decision you would have wanted to make on your own.

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Tell me how to make a Will at TrustedWills.com?

To make a Will at TrustedWills.com, just follow these simple steps:

  • Sign up with your email address using the form on our home page and then activate your account.
  • Log in to your new account and answer the questions.
  • Pay for the documents you would like to purchase.
  • Print your documents from your browser. The documents are downloaded from your account as PDFs which means you can save the documents to your own computer, print them, or email them with ease.
  • To make your documents official you will need to sign them in the presence of witnesses and a notary public.

Will this site work for everyone? What are the exceptions?

That's a good question! Currently, we provide wills for residents of Texas and Arkansas, but we anticipate expanding our services to other states soon, and we expect to have all 50 states available within the near future. You can check the map on the home page to see if we currently provide wills for your state.

Assuming that we do offer a will for your state, there are certainly situations that merit more individual attention than our services will provide. In some cases it may be necessary for an individual to sit down in a face-to-face meeting with an attorney to discuss their unique circumstances. This is a partial list of situations for which we suggest that you meet with a local attorney:

If you have significant assets, your estate may need sophisticated tax planning advice and the creation of trusts, in addition to the creation of a will

If you have a special-needs child who will likely not be able to manage their own finances by the age of 25

If a previous relationship has resulted in complex custody arrangements

If you have children or a spouse you want to specifically exclude from your will

How long will my documents be available online after I purchase?

Your documents will remain available indefinitely. You can log in to your account any time to view, save, copy, or print your documents.

After purchse you have a 14-day window during which you can make changes to your documents. After that time, the documents remain available to you, but they are "locked down". Documents can be unlocked for a nominal fee of $5 per document.

So, if in a year or two you have another child and would like to update your will, you simply log in to your TrustedWills.com account and unlock the will. A married couple can update both wills in just a few minutes for only $10! It couldn't be easier!

What is a notary public and where do I find one?

A notary public is a person authorized by a state to certify documents and attest to the authenticity of signatures. You will need to sign your will in the presence of witnesses and a notary public before it will be a valid document. Notary publics are often employed at banks, universities, or churches. In fact, many banks offer free Notary services to their customers.

TrustedWills.com provides forms for Wills, Living Wills, and Powers of Attorney that were designed by attorneys, and intended to be completed by users in an on-line environment. TrustedWills.com is not a law firm and is not a substitute for an attorney or law firm. Communications between you and TrustedWills.com are protected by our Privacy Policy, but are not protected by the attorney-client privilege or work product doctrine. TrustedWills.com cannot provide legal advice and can only make self-help forms available for users to complete at their specific direction; TrustedWills.com cannot provide any kind of advice, explanation, opinion, or recommendation to a user about possible legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms or strategies.

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