A will is a written document that has two key components (1) Appoints an individual to take care of your estate when you die, and (2) addresses who should inherit your property upon your death.
For a will to be valid In Idaho, it must be written, signed by the decedent, and signed by two witnesses. Also, a will written entirely in the decedent’s handwriting (holographic will) and signed by the decedent can be a valid will.
With that said, it’s important to hire an attorney because one small mistake could lead to expensive legal disputes and even the finding of your will to be invalid. It is simply not worth the risk in drafting your own will; have an experienced estate attorney draft your will for you and avoid any misunderstanding.
A will is a document that only comes into effect once a person dies. It can be changed or revoked before one’s death as long as the person has the mental capacity to make such legal decisions.
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