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. 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 material 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 betters to come, so let us be hopeful and do what we can right now. Stay safe out there.
For more information see https://www.clearcounsel.com/holographic-wills-you-may-write-out-a-will-on-almost-anything/.
When things are clearer in the future, Clear Counsel Law Group will be glad to review your holographic will for free to make sure that it is valid and says what you want it to say. We are currently accepting in-person meetings, but we are available for phone calls and video conferences to discuss your estate planning needs.
Taylor L. Waite