FreeWill is a software company founded in 2016 with the help and support of many of the world’s leading experts in law, design, and philanthropy. BB&N has partnered with FreeWill to provide a free online tool for members of our community that enables you to create a will that is legally binding within your state of primary residence, generally in less than 20 minutes.
Options you can specify through this tool include:
- Naming of a primary and secondary executor of your estate
- The portion of your estate, specific assets, or monetary amounts that you would like to leave to individuals (e.g., spouse or significant other, children, grandchildren, other individuals) or one or more charitable organizations such as BB&N
- Instructions for disposition of digital assets
- Funeral or memorial service instructions
Additional documents available through this product include advance healthcare directives (also known as healthcare proxies or living wills), and durable financial power of attorneys.
After completing the online form, the information you provide is combined with the precise language of legal forms, specific for your state's requirements, and is provided back to you as a printable will. To make your will official, sign and initial the document in person with your witnesses or review with an attorney if you wish.
NOTE: During this time of social distancing, there are various options for virtual witnessing and notarizing of legal documents such as those generated through the FreeWill tool, including options currently being addressed by new state laws. Additional information is available here.
Confidentiality: All information you provide through the FreeWill platform is completely secure and confidential. Information will not be shared with BB&N. If you choose to allocate a portion of your estate to the school, you can choose whether you wish to notify BB&N of your gift intentions to enable us to acknowledge your generosity appropriately.