The problem with signing more than one copy of a will

One of the most important aspects of estate planning in Georgia is ensuring that a will is completed and signed by all the necessary parties. Signing more than one copy of a will is possible. This may seem like a good idea if the creator wants multiple loved ones to have access to the will. However, estate planning professionals generally argue against this practice.

The main reason that a lawyer might reject the idea of having multiple signed copies is that the will itself might be amended or revoked in the future. Recovering additional copies of the will may cause unnecessary stress among family members. In some cases, having multiple signed copies of a will can lead to sensitive information being exposed. Even if loved ones can be trusted, having multiple signed wills out there is risky.

Every estate planning strategy is different. In some instances, the existence of a second signed copy of a will might be necessary. For example, a duplicate may be appropriate if a family member is undergoing a serious operation. However, this is a very rare circumstance. It's often wise to ask an attorney to determine the need for a second copy of the will.

Having an attorney handle all issues regarding estate planning can be helpful. With legal assistance, an estate owner can have peace of mind that assets will be transferred properly. It's important to note that a will is only one estate planning tool. An attorney could help a client understand the benefits of using beneficiary designations or setting up a trust.

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