Do I Have to Have My Will Notarized in Wisconsin?
Attorney Ron Tusler recommends that your will is notarized. Notarizing your will is good practice and beneficial in the probate process.
Notarize your will! It makes the probate process much easier to handle.
Make your will “self-proving” means the court will accept it without further verification from the witnesses who signed it. A notarized affidavit proving who you are and all parties knew they were signing makes your last will and testament “self-proving.” This can speed up the probate process significantly.
Last Will and Testament Legal Requirements
You are legally allowed to make your own last will and testament, but you’ll still need to meet a few basic requirements:
- You and at least two witnesses must sign
- You must be at least 18
- You must include at least on sentence granting property to a beneficiary
For more details on the last will and testament preparation process, please contact local will attorney Ron Tusler for a consultation. We will help you prepare your last will and testament for a low cost.
Do I need a lawyer or can I make a will myself?
Legally speaking, no. You can write your own will, but this is a bad idea in many cases. Online do-it-yourself programs or software may be of help in very straightforward cases. However, if there’s any level of complexity in the distribution of your assets you ought to get a legal professional’s critical eye on the document.