A last will & testament instructs the courts as to your wishes concerning the dispersement of your assets after you pass away. It also allows you to name guardians for your minor children upon your demise.
It is perhaps the most basic element of any estate plan and is a crucial document to ensure your wishes are carried out after you pass.
There are several criteria that a last will & testament must meet in order to be valid in the courts. It must be executed according to the terms of the law of the state in which a person lives, which in Nevada means it must be witnessed and notarized at the signing. Holographic (handwritten) wills can also be valid, but must be in the testator’s handwriting and does not have to be witnessed or notarized, but must be dated and signed and show testamentary intent.
At the law firm of Bryan A Lowe & Associates, we have been helping our clients with their estate planning and creating these documents for over 30 years. We have the knowledge and experience to be able to help you create the most effective plan to meet your objectives, whatever they may be.