Are Online Wills Legal?

Online wills CAN be legal, but...The baseline for a valid will is PROPER EXECUTION. Each state has its own specific rules of procedure, so you should speak with a local counselor or look up your state laws online.  Be sure you are using an online form that complies with state requirements. Essentially, all states require … Continue reading Are Online Wills Legal?

3 Siblings Made Up a Will after Father Died. What is the Possible Penalty?

Forgery and fraud are crimes--serious crimes, and they carry serious criminal penalties. Lying to the tribunal, by submitting falsified papers, can give rise to civil and criminal contempt charges as well as subject one to fines, and/or incarceration. When a person dies without a Will, they are deemed to be "intestate" (without a 'testament').  The courts … Continue reading 3 Siblings Made Up a Will after Father Died. What is the Possible Penalty?

My wife and I state in our Will that house goes to all our children, but one of them is not to be made to leave.

Unfortunately, the proposal you have stated is unworkable, or at the very least creates problems down the road. You are essentially burdening all the siblings for the benefit of one. This is certainly contestable, and in all likelihood will incur a lot of cost and dissipation of the estate--not to mention the animosity it might … Continue reading My wife and I state in our Will that house goes to all our children, but one of them is not to be made to leave.