Writing Your Own Will in Pennsylvania

If you are unable to receive a referral to a pro bono attorney to assist you in writing your will, you may be able to legally write one yourself. 

 It is legal to handwrite a will in Pennsylvania. You should include two witness signatures in the written will, as well as your own signature and date.

If you get the will notarized, the two witnesses will not need to go to court after you pass away to verify the will; however, a notarization is not necessary to make it legal.

The Register of Wills has a webpage on frequently asked questions that you may find helpful.

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