Will Guide
Introduction
What Happens if You Die Without a Will
Probate
Leaving Property to Heirs
Guardianships
Debts
Homes and Family Residence
Testamentary Trusts
Amending and Revoking Your Will
Marriage, Divorce and Children
Estate Taxes
Will FAQs
What is a will?
What happens if you die without a will?
Is my out-of-state will valid if I move?
What makes a will legal?
Can I make a handwritten will?
Do I have to file my will with a court or in public records?
Can I disinherit someone?
What should I do with my will after I sign it?
Can I change or revoke my will after I make it?
What happens to my debts after I die?
Where can I get my will notarized?

What You Need To Know

Can I disinherit someone?



You can leave anyone out of your will without a problem, unless it is your spouse or your child. Many laws have been enacted to protect spouses and minor children. Be sure to read the section "Marriage, Divorce and Children" in the “Guide to Last Wills” for more information.

If you wish to disinherit one of your children or give one child less than another, you should clearly state that intention in your will and the reasons why. The law has special protections for minor children. For instance, they are protected from the loss of the family home. You cannot give your home to someone else if your child will have to move from the home.

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