Do You Need A Will?

 

Of course you do. Are you ready to make one?

Do You Need A Will?

 

Who doesn’t?

Do You Need A Will?

 

Either you decide or the state will decide for you.

Do You Need A Will?

 

Don’t put it off.

What’s a Will Party?

Why do you need a will?

Wills are not just for the wealthy or elderly. Without a will, the courts will decide how to handle your affairs after you’re gone.

  • Who will get your property after you die?
  • Who will get your money after your gone?
  • Who will be appointed guardian of your minor children if you die?

If you think these issues are too important to leave to the discretion of a stranger, you need to make a will.

 

Don’t just make a will—make it a party!

Any task is more bearable when shared. Why not gather friends or colleagues and create or update your wills together? Organizing a group helps ensure follow through, it becomes a social event, and you can finally rest easy knowing your affairs are in order so your loved ones know your wishes.

 

Save time, save money!

Bringing a group together brings down the cost for everyone. A party can be held in a private home, an office or a community meeting room. The “host” of the event receives a benefit based on the size of the group. Check out pricing below

 

3 Steps to a Will Party

Creating a will is more than a “fill-in-the-blank” process. There are basic concepts to understand and consider when planning for your survivors. Understanding your options is a crucial first step.

Step 1
Three to 10 participants gather in a home or office. A couple is treated as one client because their wills “mirror” each other. Attorney Holsten will present an overview on wills, trusts, guardianship, and the probate process. Snacks are encouraged! Participants should allow approximately 2 hours.

Step 2
At the end of the presentation, each party is given a four page worksheet to complete providing the information needed to create an individual will. A draft is emailed to each participant for review. Changes can be made and questions clarified at this point.

Step 3
The group gathers for a final “signing party”. A will must be executed (signed) in the presence of two witnesses (who are at least age 18 and will not benefit from your death). Notary services are provided so the will is fully executed and legal by the end of the meeting.

Participants should allow a half hour unless people choose to stay and socialize.

 

Done!

No more “some day”. Make a date and make your will! Contact Attorney Holsten today.

About

About
About

About

Marjorie J. Holsten, Attorney at Law

Marjorie Holsten earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School and her Master of Laws in Federal Taxation from William Mitchell College of Law.

 

She has practiced for 30 years in the areas of Wills, Estate Planning, and Probate.

 

Marj enjoys working personally with people to find solutions that make sense for their family and financial situation. She has written and probated hundreds of wills and will work hard to deliver excellence and make it painless!

Pricing

Ideally, parties include 3 – 10 participants (1 couple or 1 single). A couple is 1 participant, because their wills “mirror” each other.

Attorney Holsten is available for parities in the greater Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

 

Party size*

3 to 4 paying couples   |   $275 per couple   |   Host couple pays $150

5 to 6 paying couples  |   $250 per couple   |   Host couple pays $125

7 to 8 paying couples  |   $225 per couple   |   Host couple gets a FREE will

9 to 10 paying couples  |   $200 per couple   |   Host couple gets a FREE will

*Price includes Health Care Powers of Attorney

 

Earn $50   |   Refer a friend that books a Will Party   |   Referral fee paid after first meeting

Contact

For more information or to book a party, please contact Attorney Marj Holsten

 

 

 

Did You Know?

Longest Will

Longest Will

The record for the longest will ever probated is held by an English woman, Frederica Evelyn Stilwell Cook. Although her estate was only valued at $100,000, her last will and testament ran 1066 pages and 95,940 words.

Shortest will

Shortest will

In contrast, the shortest known wills are each three words long. Indian Bimla Rishi’s will read “all to son” and German Karl Tausch’s read “all to wife.”

Then and Now

Then and Now

Historically, a “will” was used to distribute of real estate after one’s death and a “testament” was used to dispose of personal property. Today those instructions are combined into a single document, called a “last will and testament.”

Left a Password

Left a Password

A recent study indicates approximately 7 percent of people include their account id/passwords in their last will and testament.

Oldest Will

Oldest Will

The “will of Uah” is the oldest known will in existence. It was found in a tomb in Egypt. It dates back to 2548BC, and leaves all property to his wife, Teta.

Don’t Leave Home Without It

Don’t Leave Home Without It

Famous Americans who have died without a will include: Sonny Bono, Kurt Cobain, John Denver, Chris Farley, Howard Hughes, and Martin Luther King Jr.

An Old Idea

An Old Idea

Historians have found a power of attorney from 561BC Mesopotamia.

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

In 1829, James Smithson created the Smithsonian Institution through a bequest in his last will and testament.