You may notice that some clauses in the forms are labeled "Optional" and some are not. If a clause is labeled "Optional," it means that clause is generally considered optional in most cases and in most states. In other words, you can include it or not according to your preference. If you don't think a clause applies to your situation, you can delete it in your document. Before making any deletions, however, it is always a good idea to review your state's laws to ensure you are not deleting language that may be applicable or necessary in your case.