Create a legal Will in 15 minutes

  • Simple, guided, digital experience
  • Reviewed and validated by a licensed attorney
  • A fraction of the cost of traditional Wills

Do I need a Will?

Are you an adult living in the U.S.? Are you married? Do you own property? Do you have children? How about a positive net worth? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you need a Will!

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Simple

Complete from anywhere and on any device.

Smart

Reviewed and validated by a licensed attorney for a fraction of the cost.

Safe

Secure platform protects your data and allows you to update your Will as life changes.

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Why Heirloom?

Countless platforms have emerged in recent years that make it easy to create a Will online. Referred to as DIY Wills, these options are cheaper and more convenient alternatives to traditional legal services. However, without a licensed attorney reviewing and validating your Will, it is easy to make a mistake that will cost your loved ones in the future.

Heirloom offers the convenience of a DIY Will combined with review and validation by a licensed attorney. We make creating a Will easy and provide you with peace of mind. Plus, you can access your dashboard at any time to update your Will as life changes.

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An attorney reviewed Will for just $299

Compare the options below and see why Heirloom is the smart choice.

Heirloom Other DIY Websites Traditional Law Firms
Price $299 $65 - 150 $800 - 1500+
Will (also known as Last Will & Testament)
Guardianship of Minors (if applicable)
Pets included in Will (if applicable)
Simple, guided, digital experience
Review and validation by a licensed attorney
Printed documents sent to you for signing
Digital dashboard to access and keep updated
Easy online retrieval for Executors
Change history log

How it Works

We will guide you through a series of questions

Making a Will shouldn’t feel overwhelming. Our simple questionnaire-style experience allows you to complete the process at your own pace. Simply tell us about you and we will do the rest.

A licensed attorney will review and validate your Will

Review and validation by a licensed attorney is the most important step in the process. It’s too easy to make mistakes that can cost your loved ones dearly. We’ll have a lawyer review your Will within 24 - 48 hours. Trust us, it’s worth it.

Signed. Sealed. Delivered.

Once your Will has been reviewed and validated by a licensed attorney, we can either print your documents and mail them to you, or you can easily print them at home. Follow the step-by-step instructions to sign and witness your Will. Store it safely at home and on our secure platform.

Keep it updated as life changes

One of the most common issues with traditional wills is that they are outdated as soon as they are signed. With Heirloom, you can access your dashboard any time to keep it updated. We will also send friendly reminders to ensure you review it at least annually.



10 Important Legal Terms to Know Before Creating a Will

Your questions answered.

A last will and testament is a legal document that sets forth a person’s final wishes for things like their assets, liabilities, and beneficiaries. A last will is written while the will-maker is still alive. The will names a living person to serve as an executor. The executor oversees the probate process and distribution of assets.

An estimated 60% of adults in the U.S. do not have a last will. For those that die without a will, known as dying intestate, the state decides how property will be distributed. Most of the time the state’s distribution of property is contrary to what the deceased would have wanted. Failing to leave a will can also have significant tax consequences, reducing the size of the estate.

If you die without a will, or without a valid will, that is called dying intestate. Under intestacy laws, the state oversees the distribution of your assets based on default rules. These rules are listed in state statutes and are further clarified by court rulings which become case law.

Intestacy laws vary by state, but generally if you die without a last will your estate will be split up between your spouse and children. This scenario is the cause of frequent conflicts, particularly where the deceased was remarried and there is ill-will between the surviving spouse and children.

Wills are not just for the rich or elderly. There are many reasons why you should make one. Some common reasons include:

  • Specifying who will get your assets and ensuring that your wishes are honored. For example, making sure that your daughter gets your wedding ring.
  • Identifying who you want to care for your children. If you die intestate the court will decide.
  • Determining who will manage your estate. You can appoint someone that you trust as executor.
  • Caring for your pets. With a will you can specify a caretaker and even leave money aside to provide for their ongoing care.
  • Supporting charities. Even if you have no heirs, you can direct that your estate be allocated to organizations or causes that are important to you.
  • Providing funeral instructions. This makes the process easier for your family and ensures that your wishes are honored.
  • Making the process easier on your loved ones. Dying intestate can drag the process out and cost your loved ones money.

An executor can either be named in your last will or appointed by a court if you die without a will [Read: Tips for Choosing the Right Executor]. Some of the executor’s responsibilities include:

  • Filing a copy of the will with the probate court
  • Setting up a bank account to collect funds and pay liabilities
  • Maintaining property
  • Filing an inventory of the estate’s assets with the probate court
  • Distributing assets
  • Paying estate debts and taxes

A last will can be invalidated for many reasons. Some common reasons include:

Not signed or signed in the wrong place.

Generally, wills must be signed and signed properly to be valid and admitted to probate. In some states, a will may still be admitted if it meets the harmless error rule – there is “clear and convincing evidence that the decedent intended the document” as their last will. In other states, the beneficiaries are out of luck.

Not signed in the presence of witnesses.

Some states require that the will-maker sign his or her will in-front of the witnesses. In others, there is no requirement to be in the same room.

Two or more witnesses did not sign the will with the will-maker present.

The number of witnesses required to sign a will varies by state. Most states require at least two, others require three. In some states the witnesses must sign in front of the will-maker. Other states like New York require witnesses to sign within 30 days of observing the will-maker sign.

Witnesses do not meet requirements

In most states a witness must be over the age of 18. There are exceptions to this rule. For example, in Texas, witnesses must be over the age of 14.

Many states require that witnesses be disinterested, meaning that they will not inherit anything under your will. Other states have laws that prevent the executor of your will from being a witness.

Not including provisions required under state law.

Each state has its own laws about what should be included in a will. An attorney licensed to practice in your state will ensure that all state legal requirements are met.

As a general matter, your will should include:

  • A clear description of who gets what
  • A statement that this your last will and testament
  • The name of the persons responsible for probating your will, called the executor
A licensed attorney will review your will to ensure that all conditions have been met and applicable laws followed.

Fast. Affordable. Digital.

Most people do not have a Will but know they should. In the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, it simply gets put on the backburner. We founded Heirloom because we believe creating a Will should be as common as filing your taxes and as easy as signing up for Netflix. We take great pride in providing fast, affordable access to quality legal services.

Try it out. See how simple it is. And then tell your loved ones there is an alternative to error prone DIY platforms and astronomical legal fees. Get a convenient and cost-effective attorney reviewed Will with Heirloom.