Peace of mind starts with a simple estate plan.

Be the one who decides what happens to your loved ones and your legacy. Create your legally binding will online with attorney-built documents in just minutes. Your complete package is $129, or $198 with your spouse.

Why a Simple Will Is Part of a Smart Estate Plan

When you have a simple estate plan in place (which for most people is just a will and powers of attorney), the courts don’t get a say—and you get peace of mind. And hey, when it comes to your kids, pets and property, who loves them like you do? (Not the courts, that’s for sure!) That’s why you need to make your wishes clear while you're still breathin'.

Your Complete Wills Package

Create three crucial documents in 20 minutes: your will, health power of attorney, and finance power of attorney.

6 Months of Free Changes

If you need to update something later—that’s okay! Make all the changes you want for 180 days, until you’re 100% satisfied.

Attorney-Built Documents

Estate planning doesn’t have to cost hundreds in lawyer’s fees. Your online documents are state-specific and built by attorneys.

Choose Your Estate Planning Package

Attorney-built documents just for you. All the essentials for a lasting legacy.

My Will


✓ Last Will and Testament

✓ Health Power of Attorney

✓ Finance Power of Attorney

For You: $129

My Will


✓ Two Last Will and Testaments

✓ Two Health Powers of Attorney

✓ Two Finance Powers of Attorney

For You & Your Spouse: $198

How to Create Your Will Online

Set Up Your Account With Mama Bear

First, fill out some basic info, pay for your wills package and bam—you’re ready to go!

Create and Print Your Will

Next, follow the prompts to fill out your legal documents, then download and print.

Sign and Make It Legal

Last, sign it with two witnesses and a notary, then file it in a safe place. Simple!

Online Will vs. Lawyer Quiz

Writing your will online with attorney-built documents is easy, affordable and legit. But is it right for you, or should you meet with a lawyer? Answer 10 quick questions to find out.

1 of 11 8.333333333333332%

Will an online will work for you?

Find out if an online will works for you in less than 5 minutes.

Online Will vs. Lawyer Quiz

Writing your will online with attorney-built documents is easy, affordable and legit. But is it right for you, or should you meet with a lawyer? Answer 10 quick questions to find out.

Mama Bear Legal Forms Is RamseyTrusted

That’s right—RamseyTrusted. And it's a big deal. It means that Mama Bear is the only company Dave and the entire Ramsey team recommend for wills. Why? Because Mama Bear has faithfully served our fans for years and will do whatever it takes to help you win. They offer the coverage you need and nothing you don’t. Seriously, we’d send our moms to them (and most of us have).

Frequently Asked Questions

 Still have questions? No problem! Besides the answers below, we’ve got a free estate planning guide to help you get clear about what you need.

There are a whole lot of reasons why wills are a must-have for every adult. Let’s name some things a will lets you do:

  • Save your family from drama by making your wishes legal and clear
  • Pick the people and charities you want to get your stuff and your money
  • Choose people to take care of your kids and pets
  • Pick a personal representative to carry out your wishes
  • Give yourself peace of mind that you’ve got a plan to protect your legacy

If you die without a valid will, that’s called dying intestate. At that point your state’s laws control who inherits your property. State intestacy laws generally give property to the people most closely related to you—even if that’s not who you would have picked. And those same laws will decide who gets custody of your kids if you have them. Those decisions are too important to leave up to strangers.

If you want to learn more, this article dives deeper into what happens if you don’t have a will in place.

Nope—not if you’re like most people. Going to an attorney’s office to have a lawyer prepare your documents could cost you hundreds in legal fees. But here’s the thing: You don’t actually need to meet with a lawyer unless there’s something complicated about your situation, like if you’ve got over $1 million in assets. Chances are, you only need a simple will, which you can create online with attorney-built documents.

You bet it is! If you met with a lawyer to create your will, you would sit down with them to make all the necessary documents. This is a great way to go if you need it, but it tends to be much more expensive. And it doesn’t make sense to pay more if your estate isn’t complicated.

The difference with Mama Bear wills is that their attorneys create state-specific legal documents for you on the front end. You just fill out your will online and you’re good to go!

Yes! Your spouse absolutely does need a will! There’s nothing worse than having to deal with legal issues on top of something as hard as your spouse dying. But when it comes to wills for couples, you’ve got a few options.

The smartest solution is for your spouse to have a mirror will. It’s almost like a duplicate of your own will, but with their name on it instead of yours. Having mirror wills lets you and your spouse spell out what happens if one of you die or if you both die at the same time. Plus, you’ll save money because you usually get a discount on the second document.

A mirror will is not an exact copy of your own will. To learn more about how they work together, read this article.

We’ve got a handful of helpful terms to point you in the right direction:

  • Executor (aka personal representative): They’re the person who carries out your wishes if you die. If you don’t name someone in your will, the court will choose one for you.
  • Guardians: They’re the people who care for the minor children and other dependents mentioned in a will.
  • Beneficiaries: The people who will get your stuff, including your pets. (We know pets are like family, but they’re legally considered your property too.) Beneficiaries are usually immediate family members, but you can also name extended relatives, good friends, charities you support or anyone else you want.
  • Health Power of Attorney (aka advance directive): This document gives someone the ability to make medical decisions for you if you become mentally unable to decide for yourself (like if you have a brain injury). It’s something you normally make alongside your will.
  • Finance Power of Attorney: This document lets you name someone to make money decisions for you. For example, during a medical emergency, you’d still have someone to make sure your bills get paid. It’s also usually created alongside your will.

If you have any assets (car, condo, etc.), those items will be used to pay off any debt you have, like student loans. To learn more about what happens to your debt when you die (like what happens if you have more debt than assets), we’ve got an article that’ll walk you through the details.

And listen, if you’re at least 18 years old, you need a will—whether you have debt or not. Having a legal last will and testament can save your loved ones from a huge headache later.

Notarization is when a public official, called a notary public, reviews and signs a legal document to confirm that it’s valid. Getting your will notarized helps your personal representative, the probate judge and your estate attorney (if you have one) know your will is the real deal.

Wills always have to be signed by two witnesses to be valid, and in most states, that’s good enough. No notary required. But getting your will notarized can speed up the probate process and make it easier for your personal representative to carry out the will after you pass away. So we recommend getting your will notarized to make life easier on your loved ones!

Short answer: Yes! It’s true that picking guardians for children is part of making a will. But it’s just one part. Do you have pets? Special items you want to go to your loved ones? And if you have a spouse—what happens if you both die at the same time? You need to spell this stuff out in your will to save your family from a headache later. Plus, everyone needs to have powers of attorney in place, and picking them is usually part of the will-making process.

Planning for kids down the road? Great! If you make your will now—it’s that much easier to update later.

The point of having a will is to make a plan for what happens to your kids and your pets and your stuff if you pass away. It’s a smart move for every adult because someone is going to end up having to deal with your estate. And you should be the one who decides what happens to the things that matter most to you—not the court.

If you’re single without kids and you die without making a will, your parents will likely inherit your entire estate. If you have any assets (car, condo, etc.), those items will be used to pay off any debt you have, like student loans.

If one of your parents has already passed away, your stuff will be divided among the surviving parent and any siblings—even if you don’t have a great relationship with any of them. And if you have a pet, your immediate family will decide what happens to it.

If you have less than $1 million in assets, a simple online will works for you.

The main difference between a will and a trust is that everyone needs a will, but not everyone needs a trust. Trusts go into effect while you’re still alive and wills take hold after you die.

Trusts can be more than you need, but they can also be a great tool if you have a larger estate.

If you’re in the 95% of people who don’t need a trust, then you can get a simple will package from Mama Bear Legal Forms. If you want to dig into this stuff a little more, check out this article

Absolutely! This thing isn’t set in stone. Nothing is permanent until you’ve passed away. You can add or remove things at any time while you’re still alive.

If you got a will through Mama Bear Legal Forms—it’s easy! You can log back in through the link they sent to the email you signed up with. If you don’t see the email in your inbox, spam or promotional folders—don’t panic! Just reach out to Mama Bear's team through the contact info below and they’ll be happy to help.

Phone: 888.441.9455

And don’t forget to make updates anytime your wishes change or after some kind of life event. This can include when:

  • You have a child or adopt a child
  • You buy property
  • You get rid of property
  • You get married or divorced
  • Someone in your family passes away
  • You want to name a new executor

First, here’s a quick breakdown of some different types of wills:

  • Living wills
  • Joint wills
  • Holographic wills
  • Nuncupative wills
  • Deathbed wills
  • Living trusts
  • Testamentary trusts
  • Simple wills

Is there a one-size-fits-all option? Well, it depends on factors like how much money you have, whether you own a business, and if you have property that’s stayed in your family for multiple generations. But most people just need a simple will (including a mirror will if married).

You can check out this article if you want to dig into more details of each type of will.

After you create your will, there are a few different steps you can take:

  1. Sign and notarize it with a notary and two witnesses.
  2. Make a copy to give to your executor or tell them where you keep it.
  3. Store it in a safe place with the rest of your official documents, like in a legacy drawer.
  4. Talk to the people you mentioned in your will if you haven’t already.

Probate is the legal process that takes place after someone dies. It makes sure property and possessions get to the right people, and any taxes or debts owed are paid in full. It can be a long and complicated process, so save your family a headache by getting your legal will in place.