Edwards left her entire estate to her children - 28-year-old Catherine, 12-year-old Emma Claire and 10-year-old Jack. The will is dated just six days before she died from breast cancer on Dec. 7.
The document names Catherine as the executor of the will.
The couple separated early last year after 32 years of marriage but never divorced. John Edwards admitted he fathered a child during an affair with a former campaign worker.
Elizabeth Edwards said she worked for two years trying to reinvent her role as a spouse before making the difficult decision to separate from him.
John Edwards and their three children were with her during her final days, but he did not speak at her funeral.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.