Rhode Island Last Will & Testament Information

 

A Rhode Island Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:

 

The testator must be eighteen years old or older. 

 

They must also be of ‘sane 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.

A Rhode Island resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.

 

If a person dies without a will in Rhode Island, the surviving spouse gets up to $75,000 of property as well as the right to make usage of the rest. They also get $50,000 of personal property and half the balance. If the couple share children, however, the spouse will get half of the property as well as the right to use it for the rest of their life. 

 

A Rhode Island will document can be changed by using a codicil executed in the same manner as a will. 

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

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