I’ve tried out quite a few online wills service. The process is quite simple. Usually there is a series of questions for you to fill up. It is a guided process and if you fail to fill up the question, you cannot proceed. It is a safety net to ensure your Will is complete.
The information that is often required includes:
- your name
- your address
- marital status
- spouse’s name and address
- children and address
- guardians and address
- beneficiary and their address
There is usually a help page or foot notes on the web page, explaining each step and things you need to consider.
One site I used explained the purpose of having 2 guardians. They suggested getting the agreement of your potential guardians and putting it in writing. I find that very helpful.
The important thing to remember is to get all the necessary information before starting. Make sure the names and addresses of your beneficiaries and executor is spelled correctly.
From my experience, the best way is to have a spreadsheet or Excel file with all the important information handy. That way, all you have to do is copy and paste, into the relevant boxes as each section comes up.
This saves you time and avoid spelling mistakes. If in the event the internet connection is cut and you have to start over, you don’t need to re-type everything.
After you have keyed in the necessary information, you will be taken to a page to make payment. Once the payment is made, you can print or download your online will.
There are some websites that suggests that it takes around 20 minutes or so to have your Will ready, but I suggest that you give yourself a bit more time, at least have 45 minutes to 1 hour, so that you won’t rush through the whole process.
If you prefer not to use software or online web based will writing, you can use downloaded forms. Check out US Legal Forms review.