LAST WILL & TESTAMENT SOFTWARE :: WILL LEGAL FORMS
A Last Will & Testament is one of the most important legal documents a person can create during his or her lifetime: it determines who receives the assets of that person upon death.
While the common laws of most states are set up to provide the assets of an estate first to the surviving spouse and then to any children of that person if the spouse is no longer living, this hierarchy of distribution is not always guaranteed.
Spending just a few minutes today to create a legal Will form is simply smart estate planning: a Last Will and Testament will guarantee that your family receives the assets of your estate when the time comes. Why let the vagaries of state laws and the decisions of a Probate Court Judge affect the finances or your spouse or children after you die?
Creating a legal Last Will and Testament document allows you, the Maker of the Will, to specify exactly who is to receive the assets of your estate. More importantly, creating a Will shortens the Probate process exponentially, proving the authenticity of the Will by the signature of the Witnesses and Notary and clearly stating the distribution of assets to speed the transfer of the estate to the designated survivors.
Standard Legal Software's Last Will & Testament legal forms software allows you to easily, quickly and affordably create a legal Will document that is valid in all 50 states.
Standard Legal provides a number of Last Will and Testament document types to address the specific needs of your personal situation:
- WILL FOR MARRIED FEMALE WITH CHILDREN, PROPERTY TO HUSBAND THEN CHILDREN
- WILL FOR MARRIED FEMALE WITH NO CHILDREN, PROPERTY TO HUSBAND
- WILL FOR MARRIED MALE WITH CHILDREN, PROPERTY TO WIFE THEN CHILDREN
- WILL FOR MARRIED MALE WITH NO CHILDREN, PROPERTY TO WIFE
- WILL FOR SINGLE PERSON WITH CHILDREN, PROPERTY TO CHILDREN
-WILL FOR DIVORCED PERSON WITH CHILDREN, PROPERTY TO CHILDREN
-WILL FOR SINGLE PERSON WITH NO CHILDREN, PROPERTY TO PERSONS NAMED
In addition to these family-structure options, Standard Legal also incudes Wills that manage specific processes:
DESIGNATION OF GUARDIAN: Persons with young children often wish to designate a guardian for those children. Standard Legal's Last Will and Testament documents for persons 'with children' have language within the documents that allow for the naming of guardians for minor children after death, to directly address this desire.
SPECIFIC GIFTING PROVISIONS: Another of the Will forms provided in the software also allow for specific gifting provisions, allowing the maker of the Will to designate certain assets to certain beneficiaries. While specific gifting is certainly not required (and the most common of the Will forms provided only allow for general distributions of assets instead of specific gifting), the option exists within Standard Legal's Will software to create specific gifting clauses.
ASSET SALE FOR CASH DISTRIBUTION: A Will Directing Sale of Assets and Payment of Proceeds to Beneficiaries is also included. This Will provides that the real and personal property of the decedant be sold after his or her death and the money generated by the sale of such property (i.e. the proceeds) be distributed to the persons named by the maker as his or her beneficiaries. This Will allows specific dollar amounts to be passed to the beneficiaries or a percentage of the total proceeds after the sale of the property.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Standard Legal also includes a Notice of Final Disposition document. This document allows you to describe your wishes as they pertain to funeral arrangements and the disposition of your bodily remains. Using this document permits you to declare your desires while you are alive for specific funeral arrangements and burial or cremation (or other processes) after death. This document should be provided to your loved ones now, relieving them of having to make these choices during a difficult time. If there is no Final Disposition document prepared in advance, the law in the state where you die generally determines who will decide how the remains are handled. This document allows you to make your wishes known in advance!
ASSETS AND ACCOUNTS: Finally, an Assets and Accounts List form is included, allowing you to list the location of all of your bank accounts, insurance policies, safety deposit boxes, stocks and bonds, and other liquid assets, so your family and/or executor has a complete record of where your assets can be found.
SELF-AUTHENTICATING: Each Standard Legal Last Will is set up to be "self-authenticating" -- which means that finding and using the services of a Notary is not necessary in states that don't specifically require it! Every Will form includes both a detailed witness verification provision (i.e. self-authorizing) and the standard Notary's Acknowledgement form. Thus, the validity of your Will is doubly covered!
A Will document protects the structure and relationships within your family by making your wishes clearly known to all. Why not spend a few minutes and a very small amount of money to create the Will papers that are so important to your family's future?
Take advantage of the ease of use and completeness of product that Standard Legal can provide. Get the peace of mind that solidifying your Will can bring. Create a comprehensive Last Will and Testament for your family today!
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