10 questions you should ask yourself before you prepare your will using a form from the internet or office supply store:

  1. Do I need a will?
  2. What is the purpose of a will?
  3. What happens to my previous will if I make a new one?
  4. What is the proper procedure that must be followed in or for my will to be valid?
  5. Whom can I appoint to serve as my Personal Representative/ Executor?
  6. How do I create my will if I own something with another person?
  7. What will happen if I leave something to a person who receives public benefits?
  8. What does “per stirpes” mean?
  9. Can I give away my home if my spouse is still alive?
  10.  What happens if I do not have a will?

*If you are unsure how to answer these questions it may be prudent to consult an attorney for assistance. *