Illinois Will

Developer: Michael Elliot Byczek

Current Version: 1.0

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 412.3 KB - Download


Create and print a PDF copy of your Will from, an online legal office of Michael E. Byczek, Esq. (Chicago, IL).

The document is displayed on screen in PDF format. All you need to do is open the document in Preview (via the OS icon). Just save or print the Will from within Preview.

There are ten different scenarios available in this version with detailed instructions. Pick a scenario from the selection menu to choose which is created.

Use this app to write a basic Will where all your property is given to one beneficiary. An extended version is under development for itemized property distribution.

Based upon your marital status and number of children, the Will is either three or four pages.

A one page affidavit is also included for you and two witnesses to notarize the Will. Each page (4 or 5 in total) should be notarized for authenticity.

There are ten common scenarios available in this version that correspond to #W1A, W1B, W3A, W3B, W5, W8A, W8B, W10A, W10B, and W12 from the developer's online legal website.

These ten scenarios include:

Married or unmarried
Six or fewer children (adult and minor)
Administrator/Executor of your estate
Funeral options

If you are married, your spouse is sole beneficiary and administrator of the estate. If you have minor children, he/she is also sole guardian. Pick one alternate administrator and guardian (if applicable).

If you are not married, but have children, they are the sole beneficiaries (equally divided). If you have minor children, pick a primary and alternate guardian.

If you are not married and do not have children, pick a primary and alternate beneficiary.

The developer Michael E. Byczek is licensed to practice law in Illinois (app is valid for Illinois residents) and an Apple certified system administrator. Detailed information about each scenario is available from the developer's website.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by Simplify, simplify

Barest of Bones - Be warned by the price: this is not an impressive program. The convention in programs requiring forms to be filled out is that using the TAB key moves you to the next field. Not here – you bounce into another section. What made the application useless for me is that, for a single person with no children, at least, it allows only one beneficiary and one “alternate” beneficiary. Don’t expect to be able to divide your vast fortune among two or more people.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.0
Review by ScottConway

Only good in Illinois - Of course that is the title but I wished they had something legal in the other 49 states. The screen flow is non intuitive also. tabbing around takes you to unexpected fields.

Found helpful by 10 out of 10 people
Version 1.0
Review by gydancer

Very weak as far as legal documents go - First, I’m not a resident of IL so the verbiage was intended to be adopted to my particular needs - which, with a few adjustments, is okay. However, like others have stated, one cannot “tab", in an obvious sequence, from one info box to the next. There is no place to include an address and SS# for spouse - or any of the personal info for those who might benefit from the Will, or have an interest by proxy. Seems like this information would be necessary for locating and identifying others associated with the Will. Most of all, the thing that bothered me the most was adding the year to Birth Date. The month: type in the number, OK. The day of the month, the same way. But beware when you get to the Year: if you start to type in 1950, for example, the current year showing is displaced by the number you type in - one digit at a time. So if you jump in and type 1983, only the number 3 will be displayed. Consequently, you have to hold down on the up (or down) arrow, adjacent to the “year” box, until the desired year is reached. Now maybe there are work-arounds for some of these minor OOPSes, but at first blush, I didn’t find them. But after all, the program is only four bucks (+ tax ?) I would like to see a larger scale of the document without having to go to “Print” view. Also, I would like to fill in some of the other areas of the document before it is printed (maybe this option is there and I missed it). And, one more thing, I’d like to see a way to include “Exhibit” info, or even a Codicil option, if needed. All this is after my first pass and maybe I’ll find later, that my concerns are no concern at all. ~

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people