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

Product Details

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:

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Living Trust: Ensure that your property bypasses lengthy and expensive probate proceedings.

  • 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

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

System Requirements

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

91 Reviews





Everyone should use it ! by Barbara B.
Informative, great flow through steps, additional information available! (Posted on 7/10/2017)

Review by James S.
Easy to use and a diy solution which makes financial estate planning quite simple, (Posted on 7/8/2017)

Just what the Dr. ordered by Gregory S.
My wife and I had been holding off writing wills due to the complexity of a blended family. The program worked well for our needs and security of our family. (Posted on 7/4/2017)

Review by Michael S.
Quick, user friendly program in all areas. Would recommend to anyone and much cheaper than having a lawyer do it if your estate is simple. (Posted on 7/2/2017)

A monkey can make a Will by Paul S.
Much easier than expected. Took me about 15 minutes to complete a Will. There were 3 beneficiaries and I wished I could break down by "percentages" instead of fractions. (Posted on 6/29/2017)

Please stop using fractions by Craig R.
It does the job for straightforward, simple wills but I wish they would use percentages instead of fractions for how you want to leave your estate. (Posted on 6/28/2017)

Worth the money! by Thomas M.
Is very comprehensive! (Posted on 6/26/2017)

Great software by Alexander H.
Nolo’s Quicken WillMaker Plus is a nice software, neatly organized with step by step guidance provided by their tutorial. It will help if you spend some time before you use this product and gather all your personal information, your financial statements, and have them ready before you start making your WillMaker documents. It worked well for us.
P.S. Please visit your local, county, government website for videos and important information regarding the law, rules and regulations in the state you are living in, THE SURROGATE COURT, PROBATE, WILLS, POWER OF ATTORNEY, ADVANCE DIRECTIVES, INTESTACY, NOTICE OF PROBATE etc..
Thank you Nolo.
(Posted on 6/22/2017)

WillMaker 17 far better than past editions by Lynne F.
I find this more comprehensive and helpful. By far an improvement over past WillMakers. I am very pleased (Posted on 6/20/2017)

Great! by William B.
Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 from NOLO is a complete, easy to use system of do-it-yourself legal documents. (Posted on 6/20/2017)

Quicken Programs Rock! by Kimberly W.
WillMaker Plus 2017 is an awesome product! I'm so glad I purchased it! (Posted on 6/18/2017)

Needed a will ASAP. by Jimmy D.
Don't waste your time with the FREE online wills. They aren't Free.

I needed to make a will ASAP. This is what I used 10 years ago and went back to it. (Posted on 6/17/2017)

Good program for the money. by GT
I like the program with one exception. The loss of inputted data when going back to a previous screen for a correction or change. Can be irritating. I'm sure there is a good reason for this and there may be a "work around" (Posted on 6/16/2017)

Happy Quicken WillMaker user by Beverly M.
Sorry for the delay. I had downloaded it to my MAC and I am a new MAC user. After I downloaded it I couldn't find it. Finally found it. I totally would recommend quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 to everyone. I have used it before but have recently moved to another state so have to start over. It is very user friendly and thorough. (Posted on 6/15/2017)

Nolo User by Kay C.
I have used Nolo for years. It is easy to use. I really like the way it walks you through everything. (Posted on 6/14/2017)

Review by Anonymous
The program doesn't allow the summary page to be printed, which is a big problem when meeting with an estate planning attorney. A lot of time is wasted going through the draft will, when the summary could have easily answered the attorney's questions as he has his own information gathering checklist. The property asset worksheet is ok, but the layout could be better, to list joint assets, IRAs, life insurance, etc. and the beneficiary chain that are set up that override the will. (Posted on 6/13/2017)

in maryland by Anonymous
live in Maryland. created a will and passed it by my attorney. He made some minor modifications basically terms that are no longer used. I suggest that the makers update their program to reflect the latest terms used. Otherwise very easy to use. (Posted on 6/12/2017)

Awesome Recommendation by Anonymous
A financial advisor recommended "Willmaker" and it was not only easy but exactly what I wanted...a very simple will. The added details on distribution were very helpful and the price unbeatable.
An awesome tip from the financial advisor.

(Posted on 6/11/2017)

Includes all you need by Impatient
Very comprehensive. Included many details I would not have thought of. I had a little trouble printing only the pages I wanted and not the extensive instructions at the beginning of each section. The best of the several types of will software I have tried. (Posted on 6/10/2017)

Very please! by Anonymous
Very easy to use, well thought out program. (Posted on 6/9/2017)

the format is restrictive by Anonymous
The program has built-in inflexibility. This means that you cannot alter the document from the format that the program offers this is often very awkward and does not flow smoothly as you navigate through the One Direction it allows you to so you cannot make a will in any original fashion and add items or add any contingencies. What you must do if you want to customize the will is printed out as the program offers it then you must download it into a Word program and then you can alter the text and the format the way you want (Posted on 6/3/2017)

Review by Anonymous
It is a great program; but I wish it used pdf file in the program so it would be better to go back and edit without having to run the program form start. (Posted on 6/3/2017)

Review by Anonymous
I can't give my review a "5", because I'm in the first phase of creating my will - one day. BUT, before today, my will was the lame - just, my possesions got to ..... Using WillMaker provided me a framework to know that my wishes would be expressed legally. Now, I feel comfortable that my wishes have been expressed legally. (Posted on 6/2/2017)

Easier by Anonymous
Very hard to go back and change something like remove or add a name when you print it. Otherwise good I liked it (Posted on 5/29/2017)

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)

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