Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017

Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017


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54 MB, .EXE (Windows) or .DMG (MAC)

Price: $54.99

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Price: $54.99

Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017

Nolo's #1 bestseller!

172 families started their estate plan today with WillMaker. Start your plan now!

August 2016, 2017 Edition

Make a customized estate plan with these essential legal documents:

  • Will
  • Health Care Directive
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Executor Documents
  • Final Arrangements
  • and more for you and each of your family members!

Plus, after installing and  registering your software, get a free one-year subscription to a new Nolo's Online Living Trust, a $59.99 value!

Save more on Quicken WillMaker Plus with Nolo's Estate Planning Bundle

America’s #1 estate planning software

Quicken WillMaker Plus is the easiest way to create your estate plan, whether you're just getting started or you want to update your previous arrangements. This powerful software guides you through the process from beginning to end, giving you the practical and legal information you need to make the best decisions for you and your family.

The benefits of using Quicken WillMaker Plus include:

  • A customized estate plan, including a will, health care directive, financial power of attorney, and other essential documents
  • An easy-to-use interview format that lets you complete documents at your own pace
  • A user-friendly legal manual to answer common questions
  • A team of lawyer-editors working to ensure each document reflects the laws of your state*

Quicken WillMaker Plus is the original will-writing software, created and updated regularly by Nolo’s experts. Free legal updates will keep your program current through 2017. Technical support is also available.

Plus, get a free living trust and five other valuable online documents! Registering your copy of Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 gives you a free one-year subscription to Nolo's Online Living Trust. In addition, you get free one-year subscriptions to five other valuable online forms: Nolo's Promissory Note, Limited Power of Attorney for Finances, Temporary Guardianship Authorization for Minor, Authorization for Minor's Medical Treatment, and Authorization for Foreign Travel.

Want to know more? Here’s a closer look at what you can do with Quicken WillMaker Plus:

Your Will

The heart of every estate plan is a will, also known as a last will and testament. This legal document puts you in control of who inherits your property and who would take care of your children if it were ever necessary. Without a will, state law determines these issues. Your will also allows you to name an executor (sometimes called a “personal representative”) to carry out our wishes. And you can appoint a trusted person to manage property left to young people. With Quicken WillMaker Plus, you can revise and update your will whenever you like.

Also, use Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 to give your executor authority over your digital assets, including social media accounts, online banking and more.

Your Health Care Directive. Spare your loved ones difficult decisions by laying out your wishes for medical care and naming someone to carry out your instructions:

  • Health Care Power of Attorney
    Name a trusted person (your "health care agent") to make important medical decisions for you if necessary.
  • Living Will
    State what types of medical treatment you do or do not want if you are too ill or injured to direct your own care. Your health care providers must do all they can to follow your wishes.

Your Durable Power of Attorney for Finances

A durable power of attorney ensures that someone you trust (called your "agent" or "attorney-in-fact") will be on hand to manage the many practical, financial tasks that will arise if you become incapacitated. For example, bills must be paid, bank deposits must be made and someone must handle insurance and benefits paperwork. In most cases, a durable power of attorney for finances is the best way to take care of tasks like these. You can also give your attorney-in-fact authority over your digital assets.

Your Final Arrangements

Plan a funeral or other ceremony and ease the burden on your loved ones. Describe your preferences for burial, cremation, memorials, obituaries and more.

Documents for Your Executor

Make sure your executor has all the forms and instructions necessary to do the job: checklists, letters, notices and claim forms.

Information for Caregivers and Survivors

Organize your information so that your survivors don't have to. Use these documents to give them details about everything from bank accounts, to passwords, to the names of people you'd like contacted in the event of your illness or death.

Letter to Survivors

Use the Letter to Survivors to leave your loved ones detailed explanations about your decisions. For example, you may want to let them know why you made certain gifts or named a particular person to be your executor. You can also use your letter to leave some general thoughts about your life.

Personal Finance Documents

Over a dozen forms let you handle common financial situations, such as lending or borrowing money between friends or family, creating a bill of sale, and closing a credit card account.

Home & Family Documents

Practical forms you can use every day to help run your home and keep your family safe, including authorizations and agreements, promissory notes, limited powers of attorney, and child and elder care forms.

*Estate planning documents not valid in Louisiana, U.S. Territories or Canada.

Additional WillMaker FAQs

Additional Technical Support FAQs


ISBN  978-1-4133-2377-1
Platform Windows: Windows (7/8/8.1/10) and Mac (10.10 or higher)

COMPUTER: 1 GHz or higher

Operating System: Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/10 or Mac 10.10 and higher

Memory: 1GB RAM or higher for Win and 2GB RAM or higher for Mac

Hard Disk Space: 54 MB free space; for Windows up to 1.5 GB if .NET 4.0 if not installed

Monitor: 800 x 600 (1024 x 768 recommended; with 16-bit color)

CD-ROM Drive: if installing from CD

Internet Connection: Broadband recommended to receive web updates and access online features

Printer: Any supported printer

Software: Adobe Reader and Internet Browser

Create the following forms with Quicken WillMaker Plus:


Estate Planning

  • Will
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Finances
  • Final Arrangements
  • Health Care Directive (Living Will & Health Care Power of Attorney)
  • Information for Caregivers and Survivors
  • Letter to Survivors
  • Property Worksheet
  • Revocation of Health Care Directive
  • Revocation of Power of Attorney


  • Affidavit of Domicile
  • Employee Death Benefits Letter
  • Executor's Checklist
  • Executor's Letter to Financial Institution
  • General Notice of Death
  • Notice to Creditor of Death
  • Request for Death Certificate

Home and Family 

  • Authorization for Foreign Travel With Minor
  • Authorization for Minor's Medical Treatment
  • Authorization to Drive a Motor Vehicle
  • Child Care Agreement
  • Child Care Instructions
  • Elder Care Agreement
  • Housekeeping Services Agreement
  • Housesitting Instructions
  • Notice to Put Name on Do Not Call List
  • Pet Care Agreement
  • Request for Birth Certificate
  • Subscription or Membership Cancellation form
  • Temporary Guardianship Authorization for Care of Minor

 Personal finance

  • General Bill of Sale
  • Limited Power of Attorney for Finances
  • Notice to Terminate Joint Credit Card Account
  • Promissory Note (Balloon Payment)
  • Promissory Note (Installment Payments)
  • Promissory Note (One Lump-Sum Payment)
  • Promissory Note (Payments of Interest Only)
  • Revocation of Power of Attorney
  • Security Agreement for Borrowing Money 

You receive the following eBooks with your purchase of the Quicken WillMaker Plus software:

Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 manual

Included in the Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 software is an electronic copy of the user-friendly legal manual that answers common questions. Easily reference all your questions with this manual while you work on your documents or download the PDF to your computer.

Quicken WillMaker Plus is reviewed regularly by Nolo's expert attorneys. The 2017 book and software include important updates to the will and powers of attorney. Updates will keep your program current through 2017.

The Legal Answer Book for Families

Included in the Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 software is an electronic copy of The Legal Answer Book for Families. Get the legal information your family needs quickly and easily with this comprehensive reference guide. Easily reference the eBook in your WillMaker software or download the PDF to your computer.

This eBook provides:

  • A clear and concise overview of the laws that affect families and personal relationships of all kinds
  • Quick, accurate answers to everyday legal questions, from adoption to elder care
  • Key family laws for all 50 states and extensive resources for couples, seniors, and children

Tackle your family's legal issues with confidence!

Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

BONUS eBook for registering!

Registering your copy of Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 on Nolo.com after you have loaded the software allows you to download a free copy of Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law for answers to everyday legal questions that come up in all aspects of life.

Easily locate concise explanations about legal issues including:

  • Credit, debt, and bankruptcy
  • Divorce, child custody, and visitation
  • Wills, living trusts, and estate planning

Everything you ever wanted to know about the law, but couldn't afford to ask.

The law affects practically every aspect of our lives, and legal questions come up daily. When they do, turn to Nolo’s Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, a handy, information-packed resource.

Customer Reviews

67 Reviews





Review by Anonymous
A great product. (Posted on 5/23/2017)

User friendly by Anonymous
I have not used any other software related to wills, so I have no comparison, but this one was user friendly and it had a lot of information in it I didn't know. I would definitely use this software again if I had to do it all over again. Of course, ill have to use it for updates on my will, but i would pick it again. (Posted on 5/21/2017)

Helped me consolidate and simplify by Anonymous
Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 is a very good product. My wife and I needed to update our wills. WillMaker makes that very easy. But I discovered that a number of other documents (MS Word and MS Excel) I had created for the executor and for the funeral home could be consolidated within the WillMaker program. I pasted a good deal of information into WillMaker and then deleted unneeded Word and Excel files. Most of my information is now in one place - WillMaker. Our family is in constant fluctuation. Future revisions will be necessary and will be easier. My wife and I decided that we need to review our will and all of our estate information on a yearly basis. In the end, my executor will appreciate having all the information in one place, one format, and up-to-date. (Posted on 5/18/2017)

Review by Anonymous
I am very pleased with the New Willmaker Plus 2017 (Posted on 5/16/2017)

Software that meets all needs! by Anonymous
I owned a previous version of this software which I purchased in 2003. The 2003 version was a MS Dos version not working on Apple OS. I own a Mac Book Pro and up until 2017 there was no good alternative as my old software was not compatible. Now with the 2017 version it works on both formats. Works great. More info built into the program. (Posted on 5/16/2017)

Thanks Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017! by Anonymous
I very highly recommend this software! (Posted on 5/12/2017)

WillMaker is very Useful! by Anonymous
Upgraded my last version. Have used WillMaker for many years. It is a very nice useful product. Thanks! (Posted on 5/9/2017)

Like It by Anonymous
I have used NOLO for years and really like it, WillMaker. One suggestion would be to add a spell checker like this has. (Posted on 5/7/2017)

Everything I have come to Expect From a Quicken product by Anonymous
Easy to follow and thorough guided process supplemented with resource material. Flexible and adaptable to my life situation. (Posted on 5/4/2017)

Review by Anonymous
Simple and easy! No brainer! (Posted on 5/4/2017)

Easy to use. Professional results. by Anonymous
Using this software is very easy to use to input information. When you finish and review a section, everything is written very clearly and easy to understand. Especially helpful are the guides on how to sign and file documents. Additionally there are very simple clear and complete instruction for an executer on what to do and how to go about doing the tasks necessary. Good information on what and when to seek the services of an attorney. (Posted on 4/20/2017)

I found Nolo will maker very easy to use because they guide you through the entire process. EVEN better, it's very easy to change as your change.
Do your now, don't leave your love ones stressed. (Posted on 4/18/2017)

getting started by Anonymous
good set up to get me started on making the will. like the check off sheets for collecting the correct information to put into the will. (Posted on 4/10/2017)

Changes can be complicated by Anonymous
Overall good product. The only item I find difficult is the ability to change answers after you have er parts.
In order to change answers, you must go to the summary section which does not have all the text of the will and therefore sometimes difficult to find the wording you want to change. Either include all the wording in the summary section or give an option change wording in the preview sections. (Posted on 4/10/2017)

Good product. by Anonymous
Just started and find it easy to use with answers to questions along the way. (Posted on 3/30/2017)

I recomend this product. by Fred Insco
This is a great product.I used the 2011 edition years ago.It did exactly as advertised.This edition will do the same.Thank you for a great product. (Posted on 3/25/2017)

Review by Anonymous
Loved it! it far exceeded my expectations was easy to complete. (Posted on 3/15/2017)

Review by Anonymous
Excellent product, although the instructions for notarizing turned out to be slightly incorrect for Pennsylvania, so I had to go home, reprint, and then back to the notary. Otherwise I was very pleased with this software. (Posted on 3/15/2017)

Fantastic product! by Anonymous
Excellent product...did all that I wanted and needed to prepare the will I desired in minutes. Great directions on how to properly execute the will and for my named personal representatives. I highly recommend this product for anyone wanting to quickly and easily prepare their own will! (Posted on 3/12/2017)

Peace of mind by Anonymous
This product address all the areas and subjects with both depth and completness..It made my estate planning much easier..Thank you (Posted on 3/9/2017)

Nolo Quicken WillMaker excellent home user legal product by Anonymous
Thank you, easy to use. Concise basic language and guide thru. Good additional information. (Posted on 3/6/2017)

This program is easy to use with help screens provided if you need them. If you have a fairly straightforward, simple estate, this is the way to go. The program will caution you for the need of an attorney in appropriate circumstances. Well worth the investment in time and money to use this software. (Posted on 3/2/2017)

Love it! by Anonymous
We just purchased the Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 a few weeks ago, and I am so glad we did! It is very user-friendly. It is laid out in a step-by-step fashion, with extra instruction accessible whenever it is needed. One of the benefits is being able to work on it for a while and then come back when it is convenient and pick up where I left off. I have started my will, completed my Final Arrangements document, completed my Medical Directive, and started studying about the advantages of a living trust, which I also have access to through Nolo. I highly recommend this product! (Posted on 2/27/2017)

Satisfied customer by Anonymous
It was easy to use and did a good job (Posted on 2/20/2017)

Very Good Program by Anonymous
Very Easy to use and I recommendto anyone needing this kind of software (Posted on 2/19/2017)

Good Value by Anonymous
Easy to use. Documents in plain English. Helpful tips and reminders. (Posted on 2/18/2017)

WillMaker 2017 by Anonymous
Comprehensive and easy to use. (Posted on 2/16/2017)

Quick and Easy Legal Documents by Anonymous
Very quick and easy to create all of the legal documents we needed. Great value compared to paying up to $500 for a will drawn up by an attorney. (Posted on 1/27/2017)

Excellent Product by Anonymous
NOLO'S Quicken WillMaker is excellent. Easy to use and it has helped so many of my clients in having assurance that their requests are done well and correct. I recommend this product to anyone who wants to get their affairs in order. (Posted on 1/24/2017)

Very comprehensive, easy to complete! by Morris A.
Very comprehensive. The question/response format made it easy to complete all the sections and certainly made me think about my preferences (Posted on 1/24/2017)

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