Last Will & Testament
Possibly the most important document you will ever sign is your Will.
Traditionally, this is prepared by a lawyer, and an original copy is kept securely in that lawyer’s office; in addition to the copy that you are given. Your copy should be stored in a very safe location. A safety-deposit box is ideal; a fire-proof safe, if you have one, is another alternative.
While having a lawyer prepare your Last Will & Testament is certainly the best option, it is also an expensive and time-consuming process. If you are wondering if a Will that you prepare yourself at home is valid, the answer is “yes”. You can literally write it on paper, type it into your computer word processor and print it out, or use an online service to guide you. You can have an impartial person witness the document in order to add another layer of security to it.
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