Will Templates

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A Will - often referred to as a Last Will or Will and Testament - is one of the most important legal documents in an individual's lifetime. A Will allows a person to control what happens to their property after their passing away by designating beneficiaries that will receive all or parts of their possessions (referred to as the "Estate").

Fillable free Will forms and templates organized by type and state are available for download and digital filing through the links below.

What Is a Will?

A Will is a legal document that regulates who your property will go to after you pass away. It commonly includes a set of instructions on your preferences concerning medical treatment at the end of your life and names an executor - the person who will be tasked with ensuring that those instructions are complied with.

The document may be used in a number of different situations: if you need to leave a specific gift for a certain person, want to clear up a misunderstanding regarding the sharing of your Estate, or wish to designate a guardian for your children or pets.

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What Types of Wills Are There?

There are several main types of Wills, with the three most common ones being the following:

  1. Last Will and Testament. A Last Will and Testament describes who will control real and personal property after the death of the individual (referred to as the "Testator").
  2. Living Will. This document allows the Testator to ex[press their wishes regarding end-of-life treatment and palliative care (i.e.: articular breathing tubes, feeding, pain relief, etc.). A Living Will is, in essence, a more limited type of Advance Directive, and is often included as a separate part of Advance Directive paperwork.
  3. Advance DirectiveAdvance Directives are oral and written instructions about future medical care that enter into effect if the Testator becomes incapable of making decisions (for example, due to falling unconscious or being too ill to communicate). This is a legal document that, along with the provisions of a Living Will, contains clauses that allow the Testator to elect a health care proxy. This proxy is designated via medical power of attorney and will be tasked with making medical decisions for the Testator based on the wishes expressed in the Living Will. 

How to Write a Will?

Writing your own Will is not difficult, but there are a few things to consider. Start by figuring out what to include in your Will:

  • Create a list of assets including investments, property, cars, artwork, jewelry, retirement plans of  pensions and such like things;
  • Consider your debts if you have any. Think about the ability of the beneficiary to afford it, the cost of a will probate and a funeral;
  • Elect beneficiaries;
  • Pick an executor who will carry out your wishes regarding the legal and financial matters of your property;
  • Select guardians for your children in the case both you and the other parent passes away. Discuss the possibility of a future responsibility with them.

While writing a Will is not difficult for the majority of people who have loved ones and material possessions, other situations may arise when advice from an attorney can come in handy in order to make sure necessary legal measures regarding your Estate, tax return and assets have been taken. For example:

  • If you have a large property (over $5.43 million) the state allows for its estate or inheritance tax. In this case, you should do the property planning with an attorney to reduce your property tax;
  • If you have a spouse and want to disinherit him or her in a Will;
  • In a situation when you think some of your relatives may dispute your Will or you assume there will be a person trying to say you were not of sound mind while making your Will;
  • You have a small business or you own a part of business;
  • You have a disabled child;
  • You have a Living Trust. 

Living Trust Vs Will

Living Trusts (specifically, Revocable Living Trusts) and Wills are two estate-planning options designed specifically to help the Testator prepare for passing away. Both may be used for the following purposes:

  1. To elect beneficiaries that will receive the Testator's Estate.
  2. Name guardians for surviving children and pets.
  3. Elect an Executor tasked with carrying out the Testator's wishes.
  4. Provide guidance on the distribution of taxes and donations after the Testator's death.

Both are revisable, legally binding and require witnesses in order to be considered legal. There are, however, several things that can only be accomplished through a Revocable Living Trust:

  • Beneficiaries will avoid probate. Property left through a Living Trust does not pass through probate.
  • Helps preserve privacy. A Revocable Living Trust does not become public after the Testator's death.
  • Must be witnessed in front of a Notary Public. Unlike Wills, Living Trusts must be signed and stamped by a Notary Public.
  • Requires transfer of property. The Estate must be transferred into the Trust.

Documents

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Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care - Idaho

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4.6(4.6 / 5) 21 votes
Size: 60 KB
7 pages

Download this Idaho legal document that spells out the medical treatments an individual would and would not want to be used to keep them alive. The form also clarifies the preferences for other medical decisions, such as pain management or organ donation.

Declaration of Living Will - Montana

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Size: 15 KB
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This form serves as written directives of the patient wishing to express their desires regarding their medical treatment in the event of their potential mental incapacity. The form is used in the state of Montana.

Last Will and Testament - Alabama

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4.5(4.5 / 5) 24 votes
Size: 228 KB
17 pages

This is a form that describes the terms for distribution of the deceased person's personal and residential property in the state of Alabama.

Living Will - Alabama

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4.7(4.7 / 5) 16 votes
Size: 147 KB
3 pages

This Alabama-specific form allows an individual to clarify their wishes regarding health care and treatment in case of temporary or permanent incapacity.

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Alabama Will Forms Living Will Form

Advance Directive for Health Care - Alabama

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Size: 169 KB
5 pages

This legal form encompasses the orders concerning your wishes about your future medical care in the state of Alabama. The document comes into play in the event of severe medical situations in which you are not able to communicate your wishes or make decisions.

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Alabama Will Forms Advance Directive Form

Advance Directive for Health Care - Alaska

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4.6(4.6 / 5) 24 votes
Size: 115 KB
13 pages

Use this Alaska-specific form for cases when you are not able to communicate your wishes or make decisions. These may include directions regarding the use of mechanical ventilation or feeding tubes, as well as certain surgeries and medications.

Last Will and Testament - Alaska

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4.6(4.6 / 5) 28 votes
Size: 228 KB
17 pages

This document describes the terms for distribution of the deceased person's personal and residential property in the state of Alaska.

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Alaska Will Forms Last Will and Testament

Living Will - Alaska

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Size: 147 KB
3 pages

Use this Alaska-specific document to state your wishes in regard to your health care treatment preferences in the event of a possible mental disability.

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Alaska Will Forms Living Will Form

Living Will (End of Life Care) - Arizona

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Size: 76 KB
3 pages

Download this Arizona form to state your wishes in regard to your health care treatment preferences in the event of a possible mental disability.

Life Care Planning Packet (Advance Directives for Health Care Planning) - Arizona

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Size: 502 KB
29 pages

Download this Arizona-specific Advance Directive for Health Care and consult your Area Agency on Aging, a lawyer, or financial planner before signing.

Last Will and Testament - Arizona

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4.7(4.7 / 5) 14 votes
Size: 228 KB
17 pages

This Arizona-specific form lists the terms for distribution of the deceased person's property in the state.

Last Will and Testament - Arkansas

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4.8(4.8 / 5) 28 votes
Size: 228 KB
17 pages

Download this Arkansas-specific form that is used for determining how a person's possessions and property should be distributed after their death.

Living Will - Arkansas

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Size: 148 KB
3 pages

Download this form to state your wishes regarding your preferences for your healthcare in the event you are no longer able to decide for yourself.

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Arkansas Will Forms Living Will Form

Advance Directive for Health Care - Arkansas

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Size: 169 KB
5 pages

This Arkansas document encompasses the orders concerning your wishes about your future medical care. The document comes into play in the event of severe medical situations in which you are not able to communicate your wishes or make decisions.

Last Will and Testament - California

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4.3(4.3 / 5) 21 votes
Size: 228 KB
17 pages

This is a document that is used in California to describe the distribution of the personal and residential property of the deceased.

Living Will - California

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4.5(4.5 / 5) 23 votes
Size: 148 KB
3 pages

This form serves the purpose of determining major health care-related decisions in the state of California in case the person becomes temporarily or permanently severely disabled and is no longer able to make decisions.

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California Will Forms Living Will Form

Advance Directive for Health Care - California

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4.3(4.3 / 5) 6 votes
Size: 169 KB
5 pages

Use this document to give directives surrounding your future medical care in the state of California.

Last Will and Testament - Colorado

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4.4(4.4 / 5) 27 votes
Size: 228 KB
17 pages

This Colorado-specific form lists the terms and conditions for the distribution of the deceased person's property in the state.

Living Will - Colorado

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4.6(4.6 / 5) 27 votes
Size: 147 KB
3 pages

This form serves as written directives of the Colorado patient wishing to express their desires regarding their medical treatment in the event of their potential mental incapacity.

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Colorado Will Forms Living Will Form

Advance Directive for Health Care - Colorado

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4.4(4.4 / 5) 22 votes
Size: 169 KB
5 pages

Download this Colorado form for a potential situation when a medical issue leaves you unable to express your wishes about medical treatment.

Last Will and Testament - Connecticut

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4.5(4.5 / 5) 13 votes
Size: 228 KB
17 pages

Use this Connecticut-specific form that is created for determining how a person's possessions and property should be distributed after their death.

Living Will or Health Care Instructions - Connecticut

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Size: 34 KB
3 pages

This form is used as part of the patient's medical records. It determines health care measures to be taken in the event of the patient's mental incapacity.

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Connecticut Will Forms Living Will Form

Advance Directive for Health Care - Connecticut

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4.5(4.5 / 5) 15 votes
Size: 168 KB
5 pages

Use this Connecticut-specific document to give directives surrounding your future medical care. These scenarios may include such conditions as a coma, stroke or dementia.

Last Will and Testament - Delaware

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4.6(4.6 / 5) 7 votes
Size: 228 KB
17 pages

This form is used in the state of Delaware and serves the purpose of determining the distribution of the property of the deceased person.

Living Will - Delaware

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4.8(4.8 / 5) 25 votes
Size: 147 KB
3 pages

Fill out this document to indicate your wishes about the health care measures to be taken in the event of your possible mental incapacity.

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Delaware Will Forms Living Will Form

Advance Directive for Health Care - Delaware

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4.6(4.6 / 5) 7 votes
Size: 169 KB
5 pages

Use this Delaware-specific form for cases when you are not able to communicate your wishes or make decisions. These may include directions regarding the use of mechanical ventilation or feeding tubes, as well as certain surgeries and medications.

Last Will and Testament - Florida

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4.7(4.7 / 5) 11 votes
Size: 228 KB
17 pages

Download this Florida-specific form if you need to create a document that would outline the terms and conditions for the distribution of the deceased person's possessions and property.

Living Will - Florida

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Size: 147 KB
3 pages

This form allows an individual to clarify their wishes regarding their health care and treatment in case of their temporary or permanent incapacity.

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Florida Will Forms Living Will Form

Advance Directive for Health Care - Florida

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Size: 169 KB
5 pages

Use this form in the state of Florida for a potential situation when a medical issue leaves you unable to express your wishes about medical treatment.

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Last Will and Testament - Georgia (United States)

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Size: 228 KB
17 pages

Download this Georgia-specific form if you need a document that determines the distribution of the deceased person's possessions and property.

Living Will - Georgia (United States)

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4.4(4.4 / 5) 14 votes
Size: 191 KB
15 pages

Fill out this Georgia document to state your wishes in regard to your health care treatment preferences in the event of a possible total disability.

Advance Directive for Health Care - Georgia (United States)

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4.8(4.8 / 5) 11 votes
Size: 207 KB
29 pages

These are Georgia-specific written instructions about future medical care should you become unable to make decisions (for example, unconscious or too ill to communicate).

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Georgia Will Forms Advance Directive Form

Last Will and Testament - Hawaii

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4.4(4.4 / 5) 17 votes
Size: 228 KB
17 pages

This is a document that describes the terms for distribution of the deceased individual's personal and residential property in the state of Hawaii.

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Hawaii Will Forms Last Will and Testament

Living Will - Hawaii

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4.5(4.5 / 5) 12 votes
Size: 147 KB
3 pages

This Hawaii-specific form is part of the patient's medical records and is used to determine health care measures to be taken in the event of the patient's mental incapacity.

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Hawaii Will Forms Living Will Form

Advance Directive for Health Care - Hawaii

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Size: 2 MB
4 pages

Download this Hawaii form to state your preferences for your healthcare in the event you are no longer able to decide for yourself.

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Hawaii Will Forms Advance Directive Form

Last Will and Testament - Idaho

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4.6(4.6 / 5) 23 votes
Size: 228 KB
17 pages

This Idaho-specific will template lists the terms for the disposal of a deceased person's possessions in the state.

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Idaho Will Forms Last Will and Testament

Advance Directive for Health Care - Idaho

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4.4(4.4 / 5) 8 votes
Size: 168 KB
5 pages

This form is used in Idaho as part of the patient's medical records and determines health care measures to be taken in the event of the patient's mental or physical incapacity.

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Idaho Will Forms Advance Directive Form

Living Will - Illinois

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4.7(4.7 / 5) 26 votes
Size: 91 KB
1 page

This form serves the purpose of determining major health care-related decisions in the state of Illinois in case the person becomes temporarily or permanently severely disabled and is no longer able to make decisions.

Last Will and Testament - Illinois

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4.8(4.8 / 5) 6 votes
Size: 228 KB
17 pages

This is a form used in the state of Illinois to describe the distribution of the personal and residential property of the deceased.

Indiana Living Will Declaration - Indiana

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4.8(4.8 / 5) 20 votes
Size: 1 MB
1 page

Use this legal document that specifies the type of medical care in Indiana that an individual does or does not want in the event they are unable to communicate their wishes. The will comes into play only when faced with a life-threatening condition and unable to assert specific desires regarding treatment.