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What should be included in my will?

On Behalf of | Sep 15, 2021 | Estate Planning |

Creating a will is often the most significant part of the estate planning process. However, a will must be done correctly in order for it to be properly executed when the time comes. An estate planning attorney can draft your will in accordance with Nevada law to ensure that your will is valid and protects your assets.

How can I make sure my will is legal?

In order for your will to be legal, you must be of sound mind and at least 18 years of age. You will also need to meet certain requirements. In Nevada, a valid will must be:

  • Written (by hand or electronically)
  • Signed by the creator (or another person on their behalf)
  • Signed by two competent witnesses

While notarizing your will is not required in Nevada, notarizing will make your will ‘self-proving’ and will therefore expedite the probate process.

What should be included in your will?

Your will is a way for you to make sur4 your property is distributed the way you want once you are no longer living. Generally, a will contains:

  • The name of an executor to make sure your will is executed as you intended.
  • The names of your beneficiaries
  • A list of your assets and who will be receiving each asset

Making sure your will meets all the necessary criteria can make things much easier for your loved ones once you are gone. An estate planning attorney can help ensure that your will makes your desires known and follows all legal requirements.

 

David A. Straus is the author or co-author of many publications.

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