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Last Will & Testament
The comprehensive solution to detail your wishes
$88 individuals, $148 couples
Nominate guardians for your minor or special needs children
Determine who has access to your health information in the event of a medical emergency
Specify who has ability to make health care decisions on your behalf, if you are unable to make them yourself
Make gifts of specific property (e.g., personal property, real estate, etc.)
Identify a Personal Representative to manage the administration of your will after you pass
Exclude certain people from receiving your property
Appoint an agent to manage your personal, business, and/or other financial affairs, if necessary
Specify your final burial, cremation, or other arrangements
How It Works
Answer simple questions about yourself and your wishes
We translate your answers into a legally valid, state-specific last will and testament
Instantly download your documents for printing
Sign and notarize your documents at your convenience
Last Will & Testament
Specify your wishes for the care of dependents and how you would like your assets distributed
Power of Attorney
Designate someone to be your agent to manage your personal, business, and/or other financial affairs if necessary
Specify your healthcare treatment preferences in advance
Health Care Power of Attorney
Designate someone to be your agent in the event that you are unable to make or communicate decisions about your health care
Grant trusted individuals access to your medical information for specified purposes
Commonly Asked Questions
What is the difference between a will and a trust?
A last will takes effect upon your death and allows you to specify gifts of things you own, who you would like to care for your minor children (if you have them), and what you would like as a final resting place for your body and any end-of-life ceremony requests.
A revocable living trust is a will substitute that goes into effect immediately once it’s funded (while you’re living) and efficiently transfers your assets upon death without going through the probate process. Revocable living trusts offer greater privacy and control over how and when your distributions are made, and they can also be helpful to avoid guardianship proceedings if you become unable to manage your own affairs.
Learn more here about the differences between a will and a trust, or compare which option is right for you with our estate plan sorter.
How long does creating a last will take?
Most members create their Just In Case Estates last will in about 10-15 minutes.
Your answers are saved as you go, and so you can complete your last will over one or multiple sessions. If you need to make any changes, doing so is quick and easy.
Can I make a will without a lawyer?
For most people, choosing whether to make a last will with or without a lawyer is a matter of personal preference. You do not need a lawyer to make a legally valid last will.
Just In Case Estates’ document generator is crafted by our network of attorneys, and our last will plans are guaranteed to be legally valid to meet the specific requirements of your state.
Does my will have to be notarized?
Signing requirements for wills vary from state to state. Only a few states require that wills be notarized for valid execution. However, doing so is generally a good idea anyways because in most states it makes the will self-proved.
Included in your completed Just In Case Estates last will package, you’ll find our signing ceremony guide to make sure all your documents are executed properly and made official.
How often should I update my will?
Conventional wisdom is that you should update your last will as your life changes – typically whenever you hit a life milestone like getting married, celebrating the birth of a new child, selling or buying a house, moving to a new state, or at least once every 3 to 5 years.
When you make your last will with Just In Case Estates, updating your last will is quick and easy.
What happens if I die without a will?
If you die without a will, you forfeit the opportunity to direct what happens to things you own and the people and interests for which you are responsible. The intestacy laws of your state, which are the laws that govern the administration of estates for people who die without a will, take over. Intestacy proceedings generally cost more and take longer compared to probate with a will, and they may lead to outcomes contrary to your desires.