State Requirements for a Last Will by LegalZoom Staff

State Requirements for a Last Will

by LegalZoom Staff
updated May 19, 2021 ·  1min 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.
 

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AlabamaAlaskaArizona

ArkansasCaliforniaColorado

ConnecticutDelawareFlorida

GeorgiaHawaiiIdaho

IllinoisIndianaIowa

KansasKentuckyLouisiana

MaineMarylandMassachusetts

MichiganMinnesotaMississippi

MissouriMontanaNebraska

NevadaNew HampshireNew Mexico

New JerseyNew YorkNorth Carolina

North DakotaOhioOklahoma

OregonPennsylvaniaRhode Island

South CarolinaSouth DakotaTennessee

TexasUtahVermont

VirginiaWashingtonWest Virginia

WisconsinWyomingDistrict 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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