Q: My parents just willed me some land and mineral royalties in Louisiana. I want to leave 50% of the royalties to my wife.
My 3 sons will get the land and 50% of the royalties. Do I need a lawyer or can I make a will and have it notarized?
A: You can draft a will without a lawyer, but it is important to follow the formalities required by Washington Law (I am assuming you live in WA). Merely having it notarized is not sufficient to create a will in Washington State.
RCW 11.12.020 contains the requirements for witnesses.
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