This is the first in a 9 part series of blogs about Wills in Colorado.
A will is a document often created in an estate plan. It can be titled as "Last Will and Testament of John Doe" or "Will of John Doe." A will is made and signed by a testator (male) or testatrix (female) and provides instruction for what the testator wants to happen after his or her death.
So who can make a will?
A testator must be 18 years or older and of sound mind. A testator must generally know:
- what his assets are,
- who his family members are,
- how his will affects who will inherit from him, and
- his will must represent his wishes.
In addition, a testator must sign a will voluntarily and not be under any contstraint or undue influence by another person.
(This is not intended as legal advice and is only informational)