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How Formal Does an Estate Plan Need To Be?

Talking to your family about your estate plan is a great idea, but doesn't hold any legal weight. Find out why it’s critical to prepare a formal estate plan. 

Handwritten wills and jotting your wishes on a napkin won’t ensure your wishes are carried out. Your state:

  • Is likely very specific with document requirements.
  • May not recognize handwritten wishes.
  • Will ultimately determine how your assets and children are handled.

Find out what you need to do to ensure your wishes are carried out exactly as you planned.

Watch the entire Estate Planning: It’s Not Just for the Rich & Famous webcast.