You did it! You wrote your will. Now you just need to make sure you have a clean final copy. It’s important that your will has no errors or spelling mistakes because any corrections written on the will you sign could invalidate it completely, or require an expensive court hearing for a judge to determine your intent. Here is a list of important things to remember when finishing your will.
1. No cross-outs or corrections written on the will. If it’s necessary, you will need to re-type or re-write a corrected version. If you cross something out it could invalidate it completely.
2. You must print a hard copy. A will that is stored in a computer has no legal significance. If you do not print a hard copy of your will to sign and date, it will not be valid.
3. When you have a clean copy of your final will, you need to sign it to make it legal. This is called executing your will. You should date and sign your will in ink. Continue reading “The Final Touches to Your Colorado Will” »