When an individual is thinking about their future, it is important that they take certain precautions for the time after they are no longer with us. There are a number of different components that should be taken into consideration when it comes time to plan one’s estate. One of the most important factors in creating a comprehensive estate plan is the process of drafting a will. A will is a testamentary document that allows an individual to declare how they want their estate to be handled upon their passing.
A will is important for individuals of all financial backgrounds. One does not need to have a lavish lifestyle to have a comprehensive estate plan. Possessions of all value can be included in a will. This can bring great peace to oneself as well as their family in the difficult period of time after passing.
In Alabama, a will must meet certain criteria in order to be considered valid. The requirements are as follows. The will must be:
- In writing
- Signed by the testator
- The testator must be “of sound mind and body”
- Witnessed by two individuals who can acknowledge the testator’s capacity and understand that they are at a will signing
If you need an experienced attorney to guide you through the estate planning process, contact our firm today.
Stone Crosby, P.C. has proudly served clients in Alabama for over 100 years. Our firm has experience handling matters including divorce and family law, estate planning and administration, business law, employment law, class actions, consumer protection, business law, real estate law, among many others. If you require quality legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.