Freehold, NJ asked in Estate Planning for New Jersey

Q: How to bind together multiple pages of the last will?

If the will has multiple pages how to bind them together? Do I need to number and initial every page? Can notary stamp every page? asking for NJ

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H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Honestly, if you need to ask this question you should hire a lawyer to prepare your will. I have seen many people save a thousand dollars on having a will made only to end up in probate court spending tens of thousands to rectify the errors that were made in the Will. It is called being penny wise and dollar foolish. You worked hard for your money, make sure it goes to the people you love, not who the state chooses which is what will happen if your will is not in proper order.

That being said, many proper ways exist to bind a will and each attorney will do it their own way within the guidelines of best practices. Since we are not allowed on this website to give you specific legal advise this is the best answer I can give you. What I will say is that I have never seen a will that wasn't numbered on each page except for maybe the cover page, and many have the pages stapled together.

Morris Leo Greb agrees with this answer

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