Q: I did my own will through the Suze Orman website and my will mentions a revocable trust but I didn't do it.
Is it OK that my will mentions this trust but I decided not to do it. There was no way to take it out. According to them it automatically does it and they told me to check with my state to see if it matters that it says there is one and I don't have one.
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... please please please do not listen to Suzy Orman ... She is based in California, cites California law, and is not an attorney ...
... Estate and Wills law is state specific ...
... Please ensure your Will is proper under Pennsylvania law ...
... thank you and good luck ...
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A: Tell them you want your money back if they gave you advice. Otherwise report them to the Bar for practicing law without a license.
That being said, if you have a paragraph that refers to another writing ("instrument" ) that isn't attached, the Court should interpret it as a nothing. However depending on your will this can confuse things.
Either see an attorney or go to your county law library, look for the "yellow books" on wills (PBI).
But really, if it's important enough to have a will, it's important enough to have a lawyer draft one.
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