Nebraska Last Will & Testament Information
A Nebraskan Last Will & Testament allows the testator an opportunity to provide for their spouse, children, and other loved ones, upon death. Nebraskan law allows you to leave property or gifts to charitable organizations.
A Nebraska 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. The witnesses cannot be beneficiaries.
- Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format.
- A Nebraska resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.
In the absence of a will in Nebraska, the surviving spouse inherits the entire estate unless the decedent also has descendants with the spouse, in which case the spouse inherits the first $100,000 of the estate + ½ the balance. If the decedent has a descendant from another relationship, the surviving spouse inherits half of the estate. A decedent’s parents are also entitled to a part of the estate if there is a surviving spouse but no children or descendants.
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