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Wyoming Last Will and Testament

A Wyoming Last Will and Testament (a "Will") is a legal document that sets forth your preferences regarding asset distribution after death, such as who will inherit your money, your home, or your... Read more

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Making a Last Will and Testament in Wyoming

  • What is a Wyoming Last Will and Testament?

    A Wyoming Last Will and Testament (a "Will") is a legal document that sets forth your preferences regarding asset distribution after death, such as who will inherit your money, your home, or your personal belongings.

    The person making a Will is called the "testator," while the individuals or organizations appointed to oversee the testator's estate after death are called "executors." Designed for Wyoming residents, this free Last Will and Testament can be used in Laramie County, Natrona County, Campbell County, and in every other county throughout the state. Each Wyoming Will from Rocket Lawyer can be completely personalized to address your unique scenario. As a result of this official document, your executor(s) will have a record of your preferences.

  • How do I write a Will in Wyoming?

    It's very simple to outline your wishes using a free Wyoming Last Will and Testament template from Rocket Lawyer:

    1. Make your Will - Answer a few basic questions, and we will do the rest
    2. Send and share it - Look over it with a lawyer, if desired
    3. Sign it - Optional or not, having two disinterested witnesses is a best practice

    This route is, in most cases, much less time-consuming than meeting and hiring a conventional lawyer. If needed, you can prepare this Last Will and Testament on behalf of your spouse, an elderly parent, or another relative, and then have that person sign it when ready. Please keep in mind that for this document to be considered valid, the testator must be an adult who is mentally competent when they sign. In the event that the testator is already unable to make their own decisions, a court-appointed conservatorship may be necessary. When managing this situation, it is a good idea to speak with an attorney.

  • Who should make a Will?

    Every person over 18 years old ought to have a Last Will and Testament. Even though it can be unpleasant to acknowledge, your loved ones will need to know your preferences for guardianship (if applicable), your assets, and/or property should you pass away. Typical circumstances where you may consider it useful to make or update your Will include:

    • You are a new parent
    • You are newly married or divorced
    • You own or recently bought/sold real estate
    • You are getting older or have declining health

    Whether your Wyoming Last Will and Testament is being generated as part of a forward-looking plan or created as a result of a change in your life, witnesses and notarization are highly recommended for protecting your document if its legitimacy is questioned.

  • Do I need to hire a lawyer to review my Will in Wyoming?

    Writing a Will is normally easy to do; however, you or your executor(s) might still have legal questions. Hiring a legal professional to check your Wyoming Last Will and Testament can be relatively time-intensive. An easier alternative would be through Rocket Lawyer attorney services. When you become a Premium member, you can get your documents looked at by an experienced attorney. As always, you can rest assured that Rocket Lawyer is here for you.

  • What might I usually have to pay for a lawyer to help me make a Will in Wyoming?

    The cost of working with the average legal provider to write a Last Will and Testament might be anywhere from $200 to $1,000, depending on where you are. Different from many other websites that you may come across, Rocket Lawyer offers much more than a Last Will and Testament template. If you ever require help from a lawyer, your Rocket Lawyer membership offers up to a 40% discount when you hire an attorney from our network.

  • Would I have to take additional actions after drafting a Wyoming Last Will and Testament?

    After making a Last Will with Rocket Lawyer, you'll be able to retrieve it from your account anytime, anywhere. You also can engage with your document in one or all of the following ways: making edits, printing it out, and signing it. Attached to your Wyoming Will, you will find a checklist of tips for what comes next with regard to finalizing your document. Even if you make copies, make sure to store the original signed document in a safe place. It is critical that at least one person knows where it can be found after you have passed.

  • Does a Last Will and Testament need to be notarized or witnessed in Wyoming?

    The specific guidelines and restrictions for Wills vary in each state; however, in Wyoming, your Will needs to be signed by two witnesses. As a basic standard, your witnesses will need to be competent people. If either of the two witnesses is also named as a beneficiary of the Will, then any gift designated for that person will be deemed void unless a third (disinterested) witness signs. Furthermore, it is recommended that your Last Will be acknowledged by a notary public in order to emphasize the legitimacy of the document.

    Legal references for a Will in Wyoming: Title 2, Chapter 6, Article 1

  • Does a Last Will and Testament need to be filed in Wyoming?

    A Last Will and Testament does not have to be filed until the testator has passed away. Filing a Last Will (in addition to any other forms needed by the county) allows for the process of probate to begin.

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