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.
Click here if you have any questions about creating a last will in Nebraska.