Importance of Having a Valid Last Will & Testament

Importance of Having a Valid Last Will & Testament

We all hear from friends and family members as we get older that it might be time to execute a last will and testament. The thought of writing a will can be daunting as you are essentially planning for what will happen after your death, and this is not a topic that many of us want to address. However, having a last will and testament can save your family from an immense amount of stress after your passing, and is something we should all seriously consider, no matter how young or old we are.

Requirements for Having a Valid Last Will and Testament in New Jersey

A lot can go wrong if a last will and testament is considered to be invalid after a loved one’s passing. While a will is certainly something a person can write on his or her own, having an attorney assist during the process can help to make sure you are not missing anything.

In New Jersey, as in many other states, a last will and testament is considered to be valid if the following requirements are met: (1) the last will and testament is signed by you in front of two witnesses; and (2) the two witnesses must also sign the will.

This may seem rather simple, but it is important to keep in mind that the requirements could change depending on the particular facts of your situation. A skilled attorney can provide you with the information you need to better understand what is needed to execute a valid will in New Jersey.

Contact Giro Elder Law Today to Speak with Our New Jersey Elder Law Attorneys

If you would like guidance on what steps to take to have a valid last will and testament created in New Jersey, it may be time to consider speaking with a qualified legal professional. At Giro Elder Law, we have the necessary resources, expertise, and track record to help you with your estate planning needs. To speak with one of our New Jersey Elder Law Attorneys, contact Giro Elder Law today by calling (201) 690-1642.


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