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FindLaw’s simple step-by-step process helps you make your will in just minutes. From the comfort of your home, you will receive your customized will conforming to Nebraska state laws.
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Protect Your Family and Your Property With a Nebraska Will
If you die without a will in Nebraska, a probate court determines how to distribute your property and who will care for your minor children. The court’s decisions might not align with your preferences. With a Nebraska will, you take control of these decisions. Additionally, a will speeds up the probate process, saving your family time and money.
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Answer Key Questions
In order to get started, you need a list of your assets, accounts, contact information of important people, and wishes for the future.
Create an Account
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We Create Your Document
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Sign & Make It Legal
Sign your documents according to the instructions provided. This may include signing in front of witnesses or a notary.
How Do I Make My Will in Nebraska?
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List your property and assets
The first step is to determine what property you will give away in your will and what property transfers outside of your will. For example, TOD (transfer-on-death) designations on bank accounts pass outside of your will. Other assets that do not transfer through your will are:
- Bank and investment accounts with transfer-on-death beneficiaries
- IRA and retirement accounts with transfer-on-death beneficiaries
- Real estate owned in joint tenancy
Examples of property or other assets that you distribute through your will are:
- Real property in your name only
- Cars, boats, or RV’s in your name only
- Personal or household items and valuables
Name your beneficiaries
The second step is to decide who will inherit your property in the will. You can give someone a specific bequest or gift by listing the item and the beneficiary. If you want to make a charitable donation, you can do so in your will. If any beneficiary is under 18, you can instruct the personal representative to hold their share in a trust for them until they reach a specified age.
Choose a personal representative
Name a guardian for minor children
Print and sign the document in front of witnesses.
Under Nebraska law, you must sign your will in front of two competent witnesses. At least one of your witnesses should be a “disinterested” witness, meaning a witness who will not receive anything from your will. Additionally, Nebraska allows you to complete a “self-proving affidavit” in which a notary signs a witness affidavit to prove the will’s validity.
You May Want To Speak With a Lawyer if You:
- Have a past divorce, blended family, or other complex family situation
- Have a high-value estate
- Own a business
- Want to create a special needs trust
- Want legal review of your completed will
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Nebraska Last Will and Testament FAQs
A lawyer is not required to draft a will in Nebraska. A valid will is your statement of wishes that conforms to your state laws. You can write your own will or follow FindLaw’s simplified interview process to create your will.
However, you may have particular questions about your will. In that case, you might engage a Nebraska estate planning lawyer to review your document. FindLaw is not a law firm, and the forms are not a substitute for the advice or services of an attorney.
To make your will in Nebraska, you must have a “sound mind” and be at least 18 years old. Sound mind means the mental capacity to understand what property you own, who your heirs are, and what property you are giving away in your will. You must also sign your will in front of two competent witnesses.
If you do not have a will, you die “intestate.” Nebraska follows intestate laws to determine who will receive your property. If you have a spouse but no children, for example, your spouse gets the first one hundred thousand dollars, plus one-half of the balance of your estate. Your parents would receive the other one-half balance of your estate. Intestacy laws do not account for your wishes, so it is best to make a will. Additionally, a will speeds up the probate process, so your family saves time and money.
A will is a critical piece of your estate plan. However, there are several other estate planning documents to help you during your lifetime. For example, if you face an extended illness or incapacity.
Suppose you are unable to manage your finances. In that case, a financial power of attorney authorizes your agent to manage your finances and your property. Or what if you cannot make healthcare decisions for yourself? A medical power of attorney allows you to name a health care attorney-in-fact to make your medical decisions.
Finally, an advance directive, called a Power of Attorney for Health Care in Nebraska, appoints a health care attorney-in-fact to handle your instructions for end-of-life care.
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