Wills are complex legal documents sensitive to the executor.  Wills can take on many forms depending on State Law and the needs and wants of the individual executing the Will.  Wills can be simple or complex depending on the circumstances.  The notary will act as a State Official in the Self-Approving of an individual's Will.  A person would Self-Approve a Will in order to avoid the cost associated with authenticating a Will in Probate Court after a person has passed.  When a Self-Approving Will is brought to the Probate Court it is automatically deemed authentic and no further steps involving time or money are required.  This is necessary to the validity of a Will being of paramount importance to the Court.