Despite the certainty of our own mortality, most people in America have not prepared a will. Upon their deaths, this leaves the distribution of their assets at the mercy of the laws of their state. The best way to prevent complications and headaches for those left behind to create a will—even if it seems intimidating to consider at first.
A Simple Will for Dying Well offers the perfect resource for any person living in one of the states* listed below which allow handwritten wills without the need for witnesses, notaries, or lawyers. Author Jay H. Turner consolidates decades of estate-planning experience into a concise, user-friendly manual for writing a will. He explains each part of a will in detail and provides sample provisions covering most planning scenarios, all written in plain English. With this guide, all you’ll need is pen, paper, and a little motivation to write your will—no more excuses!
*States that allow handwritten wills: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.