Idaho Last Will & Testament Information
In Idaho, the creation of a will allows you to leave your assets to your loved ones and beloved pets following your death. If you wish, you may also leave your assets or donations to charitable organizations. Some benefits of a last will and testament in Idaho include the ability to name a legal guardian for children who are not 18, and even create a trust for the care of your pets.
An Idaho Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:
- The testator must be eighteen years old or older.
- They must also be of ‘sound mind’.
- The Will must be signed by the testator or by someone else in their name (provided it is done under the testator’s direction and in their presence).
- The signing of the Will requires at least two witnesses in order to make it valid.
- Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format.
- An Idaho resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.
Idaho recognizes handwritten (holographic) wills as long as they are put together in accordance with Idaho law, so long as the signature and material portions of the document are in the testator’s handwriting.
Click here if you have any questions about creating a last will in Idaho.