State Requirements for a Last Will by LegalZoom Staff

State Requirements for a Last Will

by LegalZoom Staff
updated June 12, 2017 · 1 min read

A last will and testament basically has the same function no matter where you live, but there may be state variations. That's why it's important to abide by state regulations when filling out your will or you may have an invalid will. Fortunately, when you create your last will and testament with LegalZoom, we make sure your will conforms to your state's regulations. However, you may be interested in exploring how a will works in your state. Below, you'll find useful links to state-specific last will information.

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Mexico New Jersey New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming District of Columbia

The above links will give you a nice overview of the purpose of a will in your state, the requirements, and how to change or revoke your will. You'll also find information regarding probate and estate taxes. Finally, we discuss intestacy in your state, which basically explains what could happen if you died without a will in your state. More information can be found at various state government sites, but this should provide you with much of the information you need to be well-informed.

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