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What is FreeWill?

March 04, 2021

Writing a will is the best way to make a plan for the future and protect what God has blessed you with. But too many of us put off this important task year after year. If you want to get peace of mind, protect your loved ones and support our Catholic community, you can use this free online tool to get started. It’s legally valid, takes 20 minutes or less, and is free and accessible for all.

What is FreeWill?

FreeWill makes estate planning warm, intuitive, and totally free, so that you can more easily care for the people and causes you love. Nearly 70% of American adults don’t have a legal will, likely because it has traditionally been considered complex, scary, and expensive. FreeWill’s goal is to make estate planning accessible and cost-free for all, and raise $1 Trillion for charity. To date, it has empowered over 240,000 Americans to write their free wills, and raised more than $2 billion (and counting) in charitable gifts to nonprofit organizations.

Is it legal?

Yes! FreeWill is legally valid in all 50 states, with language specifically tailored to your jurisdiction. Every aspect was developed with the help and expertise of legal advisors, including a variety of practicing attorneys and academics who support FreeWill’s mission to increase Americans' access to law and enable charitable giving. However, if a user would prefer to finalize their will with an attorney, they can use FreeWill to create a list of documented wishes! 

Is it really free?

Yes! The no-cost estate planning tools are made possible by the support of hundreds of nonprofit organizations that work on meaningful issues.

What are people saying about FreeWill?

FreeWill has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, and was one of Oprah’s 31 Best Ways to Make a Difference. Or, take it from one of FreeWill’s reviews on TrustPilot.


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