Probate & Will lawyer for Middle Georgia

A will or testament is a legal document by which a person, the testator, expresses their wishes as to how their property is to be distributed at death, and names one or more persons, the executor, to manage the estate until its final distribution.

Darley Law Firm can help you create the will, update the will, and ensure that it remains in line with the specific requirements. Wills are subject to core requirements oin order to be valid.

Requirements of a Will

  • Legal Age: The testator must be a minimum of 14 years old
  • Testamentary Intent: You must clearly express your intention to make a particular document function as your will.
  • Testamentary Capacity: The testator must be of “sound mind” and memory to create a valid will.
  • Signature : You must sign your will. The signature is your attestation that this is your will and that you agree with its contents.
  • Witnesses: At least two adult witnesses must sign the will in your presence.

Everyone should have a will. Whether you and your spouse have young children and want to ensure their protection in the event of your untimely death or you are entering a second marriage and have blended family concerns to consider, it is important that you make your wishes known. By planning for the future, you can designate who receives your assets and avoid future problems or misunderstandings in your family. At Darley Law Firm in Dublin, GA, we can help you prepare your will and ensure that your will meets all core requirements. We will meet with you individually, and together we will discuss your options and consider the best path to help you reach your goals.