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Yes, you can have your will notarized on wills.com. 

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Online will notarization is limited to select states for now but is growing to more states every month.

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You will be asked for payment after you have completed and proofread your will and only when you are ready to execute it (sign the will).

Yes, a will demonstrates that the deceased cared about the beneficiaries by protecting their assets by stipulating their last wishes and gifts in a last will and testament.


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Last will and testament

Yes, you can have your will notarized on wills.com. 

WIlls.com is partnered with the nation's best and largest online notary notaize.com.

Online will notarization is limited to select states for now but is growing to more states every month.

Start creating your will now and find out if your state allows remote online notarization today. 

Many estate planning lawyers will tell you that a last will and testament, usually created by a married couple, is generally a bad idea. This doesn't mean married couples don't have wills, but rather that they should have separate wills, not a joint will. If you have minor children, it can be best to create separate documents that leave your assets to each other and then name the other as executor of your estate.


A last will and testament is a legal document that will in all likelihood be needed at some point in your life. A last will and testament is often called a "last will," "final will," or "death will." While many people presume that joint wills for married couples are cheaper and easier to create than two separate wills, this is simply not true for many reasons, including the fact that courts may look down on joint wills made by married couples when one of them outlives the other because joint wills can put extra strain on surviving spouses who are also trying to settle their own affairs.


 A joint will is a single will that's signed by two people, usually a married couple, leaving all their assets to each other. Seems simple and sensible—but it's almost always a bad idea.

More information on Joint wills can be found here:  https://www.wills.com/articles/Is-getting-a-joint-will-a-good-idea


You will be asked for payment after you have completed and proofread your will and only when you are ready to execute it (sign the will).

Yes, a will demonstrates that the deceased cared about the beneficiaries by protecting their assets by stipulating their last wishes and gifts in a last will and testament.


Glossary

Our comprehensive Glossary assists you in making sense of the legal and technical terms used to create your will.

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