A Nebraska Last Will and Testament is a legal document that is created by an individual (referred to as a Testator) that passes items of his or her estate to family and loved ones after their death. In Nebraska, these documents are governed by Chapter 30 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes. These statutes specify that a Testator must be at least 19 years old in order to create a will, and must be of sound mind. These statutes also specify that Oral Wills are not recognized in the state, but Handwritten Wills are, regardless of whether or not they have been witnessed or not. All other types of wills require signatures from two (2) witnesses.
Completing a will in Nebraska is a straightforward process that requires the Testator to provide detailed and specific information. To complete a will, the first thing that the Testator must provide is their full name and complete address. Next, the Testator will specify what will happen to the various items of their estate. These details will name who receives various property, assets, and other items pertaining to the estate. T. Once all of the Testator's wishes have been documented, he or she will sign it, followed by two (2) witnesses as required by law, and the document will take effect.