My past blogs have focused on how to write a spiritual and ethical will and what a spiritual and ethical will. Today I would like to discuss how to transfer your hand written will to a digital format. I prefer digital formats because they are much easier to revise and they ensure that all the information that you input into your will is legible. This blog will focus on the process of transferring your ethical will to digital format.
The first step to digitizing your spiritual and ethical will is to find your handwritten will, or older typed wills, and review them. As you review the original wills you will want to make notes on what needs to be updated and changed. Next you will want to open a word processing program like Microsoft Word or Corel Word Perfect. Format you page so that it has legal ledgers on the side. This will number your lines and make reading and referencing your will much easier to do. To do this in Word you will want to open a new document, then click on help and look for a legal pleading. Then download the template. Once downloaded you can input your will information.
After you have inputted your spiritual and ethical will information you will want to create a signature section at the bottom of your document. This section will need to include a line for you to sign your name on, a line to print the date on. Under the line for your signature you will want to type “Signature” and under the date line type “Date.” Hard return about three times and add another line. Under this line type “Printed Name.” Hard return three more times and create a similar signature section, but this time instead of “Signature” and “Printed Name” type “Signature of Witness” and “Printed Name of Witness.”
The final steps in transferring your ethical will to digital format are to save your ethical wills on a CD and to print and sign it. For more information about writing your will go to Spiritual Ethical Will.
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