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What is a Last Will and Testament?

A Last Will and Testament is a legal document that designates how and to whom a decedent’s real/personal property gets passed to.

A testator, who creates and signs their own will, chooses an executor to manage their estate and carry out the duties of the will. If the decedent has no will, an administrator will be appointed by the court, who’s job mirrors that of the executor.

There are many types of wills, spanning from oral/dictated wills for military personnel and sealed wills, to holographic wills written in the hand of the testator.

One can be created by anyone 18 years or older being of sound mind. They are not required to be written by a lawyer, but all wills must be signed by the testator and unbiased witnesses.


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