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.

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