When you think about putting together a will, the first thing you think about might be a simple will where you write down what you want to do with your assets. Interestingly, that is one thing you can do with a will, but it’s not all. On top of that, there are multiple kinds of wills that you may be interested in creating.

When you think about a will, it’s probably going to be about your last will and testament. That’s not the same as other wills, such as:

  • Deathbed wills
  • Simple wills
  • Joint wills
  • Living wills
  • Nuncupative wills
  • Holographic wills

When you speak with your attorney, they’ll ask you what kind of things you want to do with your will to determine the type you need from that conversation. For instance, a joint will might be a good idea if you plan to leave your assets to your spouse. With a joint will, your spouse will receive everything if you pass away.

Another person might need a nuncupative will, or one that is taken verbally. This kind of will comes with many restrictions, so if you are worried about writing a will or know you may pass away soon, talk to your attorney about options for making your will quickly and guaranteeing that it will be legally binding.

As you can see from just this short explanation, there are multiple kinds of wills with different purposes. Depending on what you want to do with your will, your attorney will be able to help you draw one up and have it added to your estate plan for your protection.