A Will is a binding legal document that dictates how and to whom your property will be distributed after you die. A Will also allows you to nominate a guardian who will take care of your minor children, and to appoint an executor who will be responsible for carrying out your testamentary wishes.
The Risks of DIY Planning
Using a DIY document preparation is tempting because they cost less. Articles in this section explain why do-it-yourself Will and Trust services and not actually the cost-conscious solution they appear to be.
Requirements of a Valid Will
Texas has very specific requirements concerning Wills. If a Will does not comply with all these requirements, it can be declared invalid. The articles in this section contain information on what makes a Will valid in Texas.
- Do Typewritten Wills Have To Be Witnessed If They Are Notarized?
- What are the Requirements of a Valid Will in Texas?
- What are the Mental Requirements for Making a Will?
- Is A Will Valid if the Testator signed the Will Several Days Before the Witnesses?
- Can I Make a Will if I am Physically Incapable of Signing a Document?
Articles in this section highlight Wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations.
- Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…: Reuben John Smith
- Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…” Leslie Ann Mandel
- Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…”- Harry Houdini
- Wacky Will Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm… “Rona Scroratow
- Wacky Will Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…: Billy Standley