Student’s Name: Tutor: Course and code: Date submitted: Creating a will A will is a legal document where a person wishes to express how their properties and assets should be distributed after their death in order to manage their financial obligations and to promote intestacy and inheritance amongst family members. A will is essential because it ensures that a certain property is owned by the rightful owner. Any person above the age of 18 years is allowed to make a will and according to the law anybody with a sound mind is obliged to own his or her own will. Wills can be made in various ways which include handwritten videotaped or handwritten will among others. In this article we are going to review a will that was created by Mrs. Casey (last name) who is the spouse after he passed away following his untimely death. Mr. (last name) has also ensured equal opportunities is achieved among its state members through providing evidence in a court of law that is accompanied by witnesses and basic signatures to prove its originality and reliability for equal distribution of resources and money. In conclusion Mr. (last name) equally distributed his properties and ownership through his lawyer Mr. (name) through writing a holographic as per the statutes of North Carolina thus promote equality through federalism. In his will he clearly and specifically stated what each member of his family should acquire through inheritance thus promoting togetherness and reducing internal conflicts among family members. The will was signed by Mr. (last name) and witnessed by his lawyer Mr. (name) thus showing its validity. According to North Carolina states laws disinheritance and favoritism in form of gender or age is not accepted and every family member is entitled to inheritance through a legal will. [...]
This Assignment addresses the following course outcome(s): LS185-4: Describe the concepts of Federalism, Due Process, and Equal Protection. GEL-1.2: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English. PC-2.1: Achieve goals through planning and prioritization. Assignment Introduction: Due process is a term used to describe how matters move through the court system. The movement of a matter through the court system can be lengthy process, and probate is no exception. One way to speed up the process of asset transfer after death is to have a valid will that describes how assets are to be distributed. This Assignment has three parts: Locate and provide a citation(s) to your state statute(s) regarding a last will and testament. You do not need to include the text of the statute in your Assignment. Locate a form that can help guide you to create a will that is valid in your state. Be sure that it contains all of the requirements for your state. Be sure to cite the source you used for your form on your reference page. Draft a simple will using the form you found in the first part of this Assignment based on the following hypothetical situation: You have a spouse named Casey [your last name], a 28-year-old son named Taylor [your last name], a 26-year-old daughter named Madison [your last name], and a 24-year-old daughter named Allison [your last name]. You would like all of your assets to pass to your spouse first. If your spouse predeceases you, then you would like your assets to be divided equally among your children, per stirpes. You own the following assets: A furnished house Two vehicles [you choose which make and model] Approximately $1,000 in a checking account Approximately $10,000 in a savings account A wedding ring worth approximately $3,000 A collection of baseball cards worth approximately $1,000 You may be creative with any other information not listed above that may be necessary to draft a valid will in your jurisdiction. Required Criteria: In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the Assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria: Length should be 4–8 pages excluding cover page and references page. Double spaced and 12-point font. Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained. Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics. Appropriate citation style should be followed.