Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a will?

Yes! And what’s more, the people you love need you to have a will. Even if you have don’t have many assets, you should create a will so you (and not the government) decide where your property goes.

How much does creating a will using FreeWill cost?

FreeWill costs nothing. We provide a top-quality product at no cost to make planning as easy as possible.

How do I create my will using FreeWill?

FreeWill provides a simple, intuitive and efficient way of creating wills. Use this link to answer simple questions about you and your wishes. At the end of those questions, you will receive a PDF document to download and print. This PDF document will include an instructions page, which will guide you through signing and witnessing the document to make your will official.

Is a will from FreeWill legally valid?

Yes. As soon as you print out your will, and sign it in front of two witnesses, it is a valid legal document. If you live in Louisiana, you will need to sign your will with two witnesses in the presence of a notary public.

Who makes a good witness?

Your two witnesses have to be 18 or older, be of sound mind, and cannot be named in the will.

What should I do with my will once I sign it?

Be sure to leave it in a safe, secure place, and make sure the person you’ve chosen as your executor knows exactly where it is.

I already have a will. Can I use FreeWill to update it?

Yes. You should create a new will using FreeWill, and destroy the original version.

Can I use FreeWill if I live outside of the United States?

It depends on where your property is located. FreeWill currently creates wills that are valid for the disposition of property located in the fifty states. So, even if you live abroad, you can use FreeWill to direct the distribution of any assets you have that are located within a U.S. state. However, any property of yours that is located outside of a U.S. state will have to be addressed in a separate will that is valid for the region in which that property is located. You should consider consulting with a local lawyer to find out more.

Is an online will for everyone?

Nope! If you have a particularly large or complicated estate, you may want to have your will drafted by an attorney instead.

What is a living will and how do I make one?

Great question – and it’s one that many people have! A living will, sometimes known as an advance healthcare directive (or just advance directive), is a legal document that states your medical wishes if you become unable to communicate or decide them for yourself. A living will is not the same as a last will and testament (more commonly referred to simply as ‘will’).

FreeWill is currently in the process of creating a simple and easy way for anyone to make their own living will, customized to be applicable to all 50 states. This service will be available for anyone who has an account on FreeWill. If you want to be alerted when this new service becomes available, make an account with us now and we’ll let you know as soon as it’s ready.

In the meantime, you can make or update your last will and testament today at no cost to you.

If you would like to make your living will immediately, you can find the necessary forms here.

What happens if I want to change my will from FreeWill?

We are glad you asked! It is easy to make an account if you want to come back to your will at any time, edit it, and generate a new one. Just make sure to print out your updated will and sign it in front of two witnesses.

FreeWill sounds like an amazing company. Can I come work there?

Well, thank you! It is, and we really love our work. When positions are available, we’ll post them on www.freewill.com. If you don’t see anything available, just send an email with your resume to help@freewill.com. We can’t respond to everyone, but we do read every email we get and we promise to give you a fair shot.