Create a Will

Quick Look

  • You can either hire an estate attorney to help you set up a will or…
  • You can use an online will maker. This will walk you through the process of creating the legal document and inform you of any final steps you need to take to make it official.


Top Online Will Makers

Below are some of the top online will makers.


If the needs of your will are fairly basic, you will probably be just fine creating a will from an online or software-based will maker. These tools have been commonplace for well over a decade and will help you create a legal will that is specific to your state. That said, they generally don’t guarantee that everything will be perfect or legally binding. So if you’re at all uncertain, you may want to work with an estate attorney.

Once you create the document, there may be a few additional steps you’ll need to take outside of the online tool or software program (for example getting the document professionally notarized).

Most online tools that allow you to create a will also offer the ability to create a trust.

For a detailed review of some top online will makers, we recommend reading Investopedia’s most recent review.


Once you’ve created your will, make sure it is fully legal by getting it signed and notarized, then check this task off your MoneySwell Financial Priorities action plan.

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