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Dear PoPville – How Do I Make a Will and Testiment in DC?

by Prince Of Petworth June 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm 40 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

Looks like I am going to have to well and truly outgrow my college days. For various boring reasons (don’t worry I’m not dying) it seems I need to write a will. Well this is something I had never thought about and don’t really know where to start. First, what are the rules for DC? (Is this a state or federal regulated thing anyway?) I’d rather not have to shell out a bunch of money I don’t have to a lawyer and I did a quick search on the internet and there are sites that will sell you ‘prepacked’ will, but I have no idea whether these are legally binding or not. Has anyone else been through this process and have some wisdom to share?”


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