Pittsburgh Last Will and Testament Attorneys
When making your Last Will and Testament, the following factors must be met for it to be deemed a valid legal document under Pennsylvania law:
- You must be 18 or older to make a Last Will and Testament.
- You must be of sound mind.
- Your will must be in writing, containing your signature or mark, or signed by another at your direction in your presence, and the signing must be done in the presence of two witnesses who also sign at the same time.
- You must have a date on the will of when it was created and signed.
- You must name a person to be the executor of your will. It is recommended that you also name a backup executor, as a contingency in case your first-named person cannot serve (or prefers not to serve) for some reason.
- You must list at least one substantive provision. For example, you must leave your property to a named person in your will.
Spivak Law Firm helps people carry out their wishes by drafting their Last Will and Testament and Powers of Attorney. For a free consultation, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
It’s never too early to start thinking about drafting your Last Will and Testament and Powers of Attorney.
Clearly stating health care wishes and appointing a person to direct them are important at every age because accidents happen.
The trauma of an accident is exacerbated when sensitive health care decisions must be made based on assumptions, leaving family members, doctors, or even judges guessing about the patient’s values.
If you are healthy and young, you may still want to get certain wishes down in writing for just-in-case situations. For many parents, this means determining who will care for their children in the event of an emergency or crisis.
For more information about drafting your Last Will and Testament and Powers of Attorney, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.