Wills for a Married Person with No Children

Wills for a Married Person with No Children

This Will form provides that an estate will pass first to a surviving spouse.  If your spouse predeceases you, then the estate will pass to named beneficiaries which can be either persons or institutions (such as charities or foundations) or a combination of persons and institutions in certain proportions (indicated by percentages). Additionally, there are options to name contingent beneficiaries, if the first beneficiary selected predeceases you or is not in existence at the time of your death. A beneficiary can be a minor, but you will need to appoint appoint a custodian to manage his or her property until that minor becomes 18.

You can name only one beneficiary and indicate that the beneficiary is to receive 100% of your estate.

The Will nominates a personal representative (executor) and an alternate personal representative in the event your first nominee is unable to serve. You can select your spouse as your first nominee. You also have an option to name a third alternate personal representative, if the first and second choices are unable to serve for any reason. You do not have to select a third alternate.

If you would like to prepare two Wills (one for each spouse at this time), please review the forms for Reciprocal Wills which allow you to prepare two Wills with the same estate plan at a discount.