Utah Last Will & Testament Information
A Utah 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. They must sign within a reasonable amount of time.
Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format.
A Utah resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.
In Utah, if a person dies without having written a will, the surviving spouse will be granted the whole estate even if the two share children. If the deceased has other children than with the surviving spouse, the spouse will get $75,000 of property and half of the balance, and the children will inherit the rest.
The state of Utah permits handwritten wills as long as the material possessions and signature are in the handwriting of the testator.
Citizens are able to change a will in Utah at any time by using an appropriate codicil executed in the same manner as the original will.
Click here if you have any questions about creating a last will in Utah.