We offer the Free Do-It-Yourself Will Kit for both married and single persons. This is a standard will, which is called a “last will and testament.” The will specifies how the person’s assets will be distributed and who will be in charge of administering the estate. The will is fairly straightforward and easy to complete. It is our recommended Do-It-Yourself Will Kit For Seniors.
- Can I write my own will at home?
- Does Walmart sell do-it-yourself will kits?
- Is the do-it-yourself will kit legal?
- Why do some lawyers recommend not using a do-it-yourself will kit?
Do-It-Yourself Will Kits
We offer the do-it-yourself will kit in both PDF and Microsoft Word. Both versions are free, as is every other form on our site. Click the form below that you’d like to download free.
Frequently Asked Questions About Do-It-Yourself Will Kits
Can I write my own will at home?
Yes, you can write your own will as long as it follows the standard requirements. Among other requirements, the will must be in writing (or typed), it must be signed by you, and two persons not related to you or named as beneficiaries in the will must witness you signing the will. You must be mentally capable of understanding what the will is and you must be signing it voluntarily, without influence from anyone. Additionally, to be a “last will and testament”, the beginning of the will must state that it revokes all other wills and codicils you might have already executed.
Does Walmart sell do-it-yourself will kits?
This was a question we found online and immediately had to Google it. Yes, Walmart sells fancy do-it-yourself will kits. You can also find them on Staples, eBay and even Amazon. The cost of the kits varies anywhere from $14 to $50. To justify the cost, the sellers include beautifully printed brochures on what to expect when a loved one passes away.
Is the do-it-yourself will kit legal?
Absolutely! The kit is legal. Preparing your own will is legal. However, to ensure that the will itself is prepared properly, be sure to check the Will Signing Requirements By State listed below. While most states allow a will to be witnessed by two persons, the state of Louisiana also requires that it be notarized.
Why do some lawyers recommend not using a do-it-yourself will kit?
Lawyers make money providing legal advice and preparing legal documents. It’s not unusual for an attorney to charge $1000+ to prepare a simple will. While most younger lawyers are aware that just about everything is available online, some believe attorneys should be used to prepare all legal documents. The availability of online legal forms is taking cash out of the pockets of many family planning and estate attorneys.
We must include the following legal disclaimers:
This Do-It-Yourself Will Kit and other legal forms available on this website are provided “as is” without any express or implied warranties of any kind including, but not limited to, warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. It is your responsibility to determine if the Arkansas Simple Will For Married Person is legally adequate for your needs.
As a user of this website, you assume all responsibility and risk for the use of this Do-It-Yourself Will Kit and any other legal form obtained from the site. We do not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy or usefulness of the legal forms generated by the templates we offer. We will not be liable for damages or compensation, whether direct, indirect, or incidental, resulting from the loss of use or profit arising out of or in connection with the use or execution of the legal forms or the form templates.
Will Signing Requirements By State
|State||# of Witnesses Required||State Code or Statute|
|Alabama||two witnesses||Title 43, Chapter 8|
|Alaska||two witnesses||Title 13, Chapter 12|
|Arizona||two witnesses||Title 14|
|Arkansas||two witnesses||Title 28|
|California||two witnesses||Sections 6100 to 6139|
|Colorado||two witnesses or notary||Title 15|
|Connecticut||two witnesses||Chapter 802a|
|Delaware||two witnesses||Title 12|
|Florida||two witnesses||Chapter 732|
|Georgia||two witnesses||Title 53|
|Hawaii||two witnesses||Chapter 560|
|Idaho||two witnesses||Title 15|
|Illinois||two witnesses||755 ILCS 5|
|Indiana||two witnesses||Title 29|
|Iowa||two witnesses||Chapter 633|
|Kansas||two witnesses||Chapter 59|
|Kentucky||two witnesses||Chapter 394|
|Louisiana||two witnesses and notary||CC 1570|
|Maine||two witnesses||Title 18-A, Article 2|
|Maryland||two witnesses||Title 4|
|Massachusetts||two witnesses||Chapter 190B|
|Michigan||two witnesses||Act 386 of 1998|
|Minnesota||two witnesses||Chapter 524|
|Mississippi||two witnesses||Title 91, Chapter 5|
|Missouri||two witnesses||Chapter 474|
|Montana||two witnesses||Title 72|
|Nebraska||two witnesses||Chapter 30|
|Nevada||two witnesses||Title 12|
|New Hampshire||two witnesses||Chapter 551|
|New Jersey||two witnesses||Title 3B|
|New Mexico||two witnesses||Chapter 45|
|New York||two witnesses||Estates, Powers & Trusts|
|North Carolina||two witnesses||Chapter 31|
|North Dakota||two witnesses||Chapter 31|
|Ohio||two witnesses||Chapter 2107|
|Oklahoma||two witnesses||Title 84|
|Oregon||two witnesses||Chapter 112|
|Pennsylvania||two witnesses||Title 20|
|Rhode Island||two witnesses||Title 33|
|South Carolina||two witnesses||Title 62|
|South Dakota||two witnesses||Chapter 29|
|Tennessee||two witnesses||Title 32|
|Texas||two witnesses||Estates Code|
|Utah||two witnesses||Title 75|
|Vermont||two witnesses||Title 14|
|Virginia||two witnesses||Title 64.2|
|Washington||two witnesses||Title 11|
|West Virginia||two witnesses||Chapter 41|
|Wisconsin||two witnesses||Chapter 853|
|Wyoming||two witnesses||Title 2|