What Is An Interested Party To A Will

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Everyone should have a will to help plan for the inevitable. However, many are surprised to learn the legal requirements to create a will are incredibly strict and potentially complex. In most states, the person creating the will is required to sign the document in front of disinterested witnesses, typically two or three. An interested party to a will is someone who potentially receives something under the will's terms, such as money or property. Therefore, a disinterested party is someone who takes nothing under the will and stands to gain nothing of value through the will's distribution. This is why many people choose to sign their will in front of neutral and objective third parties like attorneys, who understand the legal significance of the document and can potentially also act as witnesses.

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