Last Will and Testament
It is important to have a last will and testament. Without one, property will be distributed according to state law, which may not be in accordance with the wishes of the deceased. Many people—young and old alike—put off making a will for too long.
In Pennsylvania, any capacitated person 18 years of age or older can make a will. It is best to consult an attorney rather than write your own will, to make sure that the document is valid.
For assistance in obtaining an attorney if you do not have a family attorney, or for further information, contact your local Area Agency on Aging, the Pennsylvania Bar Association or Legal Counsel for the Elderly at 202-434-2120.