The current Corona Virus pandemic has caused all of us, to some degree, to recognize that our time on earth can be fleeting. I know that I have felt an increased desire to have those I love close to me, and to know that they are, and will be okay.
Maybe you have previously thought about preparing a will, and now you are worried that you will not be able to see an attorney to help review and prepare the document. Do not despair, Nevada, and many other states, allow for what is called a Holographic Will that you can prepare on your own while in lock down.
How to write a valid holographic will
To prepare a valid holographic will in the State of Nevada requires:
• You are over the age of eighteen and are of sound mind;
• All materials terms – the important parts – must be written in your handwriting; and
• The document must be signed and dated (NRS 133.090).
So grab a sheet of paper, or anything you can write on, and write down your desires and last wishes (though I’d suggest you save the toilet paper for other uses right now). Date it, sign it, and put it somewhere safe. There are better days to come, so let us be hopeful and do what we can right now. Stay safe out there.
Can Clear Counsel Law Group help with my will?
Clear Counsel Law Group is not currently taking in-person meetings, but we are available for phone calls and video conferences to discuss your estate planning needs.
Taylor L. Waite