How to Make a Pennsylvania Will: With Forms

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SphinxLegal, 1999 - Law - 104 pages
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Do you know who will get your property if you die without a will? How to Make a Pennsylvania Will explains Pennsylvania law regarding wills and joint property and includes ready-to-use forms. It will show you how to quickly, easily and inexpensively set up the distribution of your estate.
Did you know?
You can prepare your own will
You can decide who will care for your minor children
Joint ownership might overrule your will
Your spouse can overrule your will
Getting married can invalidate your will
Some property may be exempt from your will
You can avoid probate with a simple bank account
Your will does not have to be recorded--it can be kept secret until your death
You can forbid the use of artificial life-support systems if you become terminally ill
 

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Contents

BASIC RULES YOU SHOULD KNOW
5
JOINT TENANCY AVOIDS PROBATE
6
JOINT TENANCY OVERRULES YOUR WILL
7
JOINT TENANCY CAN BE RISKY
8
A SPOUSE CAN OVERRULE A WILL
9
OVERRULING A SPOUSES SHARE
10
ITF BANK ACCOUNTS
11
NO HOMESTEAD IN PENNSYLVANIA
12
REMAINDER CLAUSE
23
ALTERNATE BENEFICIARIES
24
SURVIVORSHIP
25
GUARDIANS
26
CHILDRENS TRUST
27
HANDWRITTEN WILLS
28
SELFPROVING CLAUSE
29
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
30

GETTING MARRIED AUTOMATICALLY CHANGES YOUR WILL
13
HOW YOUR DEBTS ARE PAID
14
ESTATE AND INHERITANCE TAXES
15
ANNUAL EXCLUSION
16
DO YOU NEED A PENNSYLVANIA WILL?
17
WHAT IF YOU HAVE NO WILL?
18
IS YOUR OUTOFSTATE WILL VALID IN PENNSYLVANIA?
19
WHO CAN USE A SIMPLE WILL?
20
HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE WILL
21
SPECIFIC BEQUESTS
22
HOW TO EXECUTE A WILL
31
AFTER YOU SIGN YOUR WILL
33
CHANGING YOUR WILL
34
HOW TO MAKE A LIVING WILL
35
HOW TO MAKE ANATOMICAL GIFTS
37
SAMPLE WILLS AND FORMS
39
WILLS AND FORMS
51
GLOSSARY
99
INDEX
103
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Gaetano is an Attorney at Law

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