Q: If I get a Statutory Will Form and fill it out correctly and have two witnesses, is it a legal document? I am in CA.
A: Yes, but don’t add to it or get creative. Follow the instructions on the form carefully. You can fill in the blanks and check boxes, but that’s all you can do.
Gerald Barry Dorfman agrees with this answer
A: You can do it that way, but if you make a mistake, you will never be able to correct it, because you will be dead. You should have an attorney review any document that is supposed to take effect after your death, to be sure that it does what you think it does. What about a Health Care Power of Attorney? What about a regular Power of Attorney? You need these if you become incapacitated but are still living, in order to have someone else make the decisions for you.
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