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Last Will and Testament Requirements

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.

Estate Planning Goals

What do you want to accomplish by having an estate plan in place? Here are a list of possibilities:

  • Protecting your spouse if you die?
  • Helping your children pay for college?
  • Safeguarding your home and investments?
  • Donating to your favorite charity?
  • Ensuring that you have enough funds in retirement?
  • Selecting caretakers for your minor children if both parents die?
  • Passing along family heirlooms?

At Spivak Law Firm, we help our clients identify their goals and employ strategies to help achieve them. To schedule a consultation, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.