A will is a critical document to protect your children and your family’s financial future. State who should receive your property, who you want to carry out your wishes, and choose guardians if you have minor children.
Designate guardians, beneficiaries, bequests and executors for your Will. Follow our step by step instructions included to make your will a legally binding document. We also include a support guide to make starting conversations with your loved ones a little easier.
Avoid Foster Care & Court Systems
Designate guardians for your children. The last thing your children should have to worry about during a moment of crisis is a legal battle about who's going to be taking care of them.
Protect Your Financial Assets
Without a will, a court may decide who receives your property, which may not go as you would have liked. Prevent your loved ones from legal battles to determine who gets what.
Why do I need a Last Will and Testament?
If you die without a will, you die 'interstate'. This means that your property will be divided according to state law, which may not necessarily be the way that you would have otherwise chosen to have it divided.
Do I need a lawyer to draft my Will?
No, you do not need a lawyer to write your will for you. However, your Will does need to follow certain formalities and contain certain criteria for it to be legally binding, which is why Tootles Wills are free, legal and drafted by lawyers. If you do need legal advice for your specific situation or if there are complicated legal issues surrounding the way that you'd like to leave your things, you should consult with a licensed attorney in your state.
What makes a Will legally binding?
Your will needs to be printed and signed by you, the Testator. In addition to your signature, your will must also be signed by two disinterested Witnesses, who are not otherwise named in the will, who can attest that you were of sound mind at the time of signing.
Why do I need to assign a legal guardian for my minor children?
It's not only important to think about the financial security of your family, but it's important to think about who will take care of them, as well. If something happens and you die without having a will and without having designated a guardian for your children who are minors, the decision is placed in the hands of the courts.