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Wills are important to have especially in terms of property and should always be up-to-date in case of an emergency. Writing a will is a vital step in estate planning because it outlines how you want your property to be distributed after you pass away. If there is no will your property will be left to the court in deciding who will receive your property.

When it comes to writing a will some rules to consider is that you must be at least 18 years old, in sound judgment, and the document must clearly state that it is your will. You must also have an executor or the person that will oversee if your property is distributed to your wishes and must be signed in front of two witnesses in order for it to be valid. Notarizing can also be beneficial since it acts as a safeguard against any claims that might question its validity.

Having a lawyer to provide legal advice is quite useful when writing up a will. There may be cases where state laws might conflict with your wishes and having a lawyer by your side can be quite useful at times where you might have to adjust your will. To read more about the process of wills and living wills check out this article published Julie Davis from HealthDay News