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February 12, 2020

The ABA Guide to Wills & Estates

Welcome to


This is a companion site to The American Bar Association's Guide to Wills and Estates (4th Edition). Together, the book and the website provide consumers with an educational overview of estate and health-care planning issues and links to helpful state-specific resources. The book and this site are brought to you by the ABA Division for Public Education. 


Click here for more on the book and how to order it.

Locating Wills and Estates Resources in your State 

The above map provides a state-by-state overview of wills and estates information and resources. Included are links to advance health-care directive forms (where available) and to local lawyer referrals. Nothing on this site is intended as legal advice. Laws affecting wills and estates are highly localized and you should always contact an attorney to help you with your individualized needs.