LAST WILL AND TESTAMENTS/LIVING WILLS/PROBATE
My practice is to give my clients what I fondly call “Last Will Cheat Sheet.” You can find one by clicking here. This “Cheat Sheet” explains the information I will need to draft a Last Will and Testiament for you. Once I have that information, the Last Will is drafted, and you will be asked to come into the office to “formalize” your Will. You will have two originals of your Will, and two copies. In addition, I will keep a copy in my files, in the event you lose all originals and copies.
Please note that you should file one of your originals with the Probate Court of the County where you reside. You should ensure that your Executor has a copy, and that you keep a copy and original in a safe location. Your Executor will need the original to probate your Will, however, in the unlikely event that your originals cannot be found, a copy of your Will can still be probated. The manner in which a copy is probated is somewhat different from probating an original, and as you might guess, it is somewhat more difficult.