Last Will and Testament Form

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The Last Will and Testament can be executed beforehand to specify how a person’s estate will be dealt with when he or she passes away. The legal file defines how the individual’s assets will be dispersed and who will supervise the distribution. The Last Will and Testament is suited for people and couples with overall possessions (including life insurance and retirement plans) of less than the exclusion limit for the federal estate tax, which is currently $11,580,000 for a single person and $23,160,000 for a couple.

In your will last will and testament it is IMPERATIVE that you list every child, even if you wish to state that the child will receive no part of your estate. In most jurisdictions, if you don’t name all of your heirs, they or their legal guardian(s) will have the right to contest your will. Most contested wills involve children who were not specifically mentioned in their will of their parent(s).

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Last Will and Testament Commonly Asked Questions

What is a Last Will and Testament?

The last will and testament is usually just called a “will”. In the document you provide detailed instructions for the disposition of your property and other assets upon your death. The last will and testament is used to name beneficiaries and often to set up a trust for kids or grandkids.

Does the will have to be notarized?

In most states the answer is no. In the state of Louisiana the will must be notarized as well as witnessed by two persons not related to the person who is signing the will. See the list below of last will and testament witness requirements by state.

How many witnesses do I need to sign the will?

In most states the answer is two. Last are constantly changing, so if you have any doubt, call your state bar association. See the list below of last will and testament witness requirements by state.

Am I required to list all of my kids in the will?

Major court battles have been fought by children who were not mentioned in the will of one or both parents. If you do not mention a child in the will, he or she will have absolute legal ground to contest the will. If you intend to leave nothing to one of your children when you die, list the child in the will but not include him or her in the financial distributions (bequeaths).

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Last Will and Testament Forms By State

AlabamaLouisianaOhio
AlaskaMaineOklahoma
ArizonaMarylandOregon
ArkansasMassachusettsPennsylvania
CaliforniaMichiganRhode Island
ColoradoMinnesotaSouth Carolina
ConnecticutMississippiSouth Dakota
DelawareMissouriTennessee
FloridaMontanaTexas
GeorgiaNebraskaUtah
HawaiiNevadaVermont
IdahoNew HampshireVirginia
IllinoisNew JerseyWashington
IndianaNew MexicoWashington DC
IowaNew YorkWest Virginia
KansasNorth CarolinaWisconsin
KentuckyNorth DakotaWyoming
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Number of Witnesses Required Listed By State

State# of Witnesses RequiredState Code or Statute
Alabamatwo witnessesTitle 43, Chapter 8
Alaskatwo witnessesTitle 13, Chapter 12
Arizonatwo witnessesTitle 14
Arkansastwo witnessesTitle 28
Californiatwo witnessesSections 6100 to 6139
Coloradotwo witnesses or notaryTitle 15
Connecticuttwo witnessesChapter 802a
Delawaretwo witnessesTitle 12
Floridatwo witnessesChapter 732
Georgiatwo witnessesTitle 53
Hawaiitwo witnessesChapter 560
Idahotwo witnessesTitle 15
Illinoistwo witnesses 755 ILCS 5
Indianatwo witnessesTitle 29
Iowatwo witnessesChapter 633
Kansastwo witnessesChapter 59
Kentuckytwo witnessesChapter 394
Louisianatwo witnesses and notaryCC 1570
Mainetwo witnessesTitle 18-A, Article 2
Marylandtwo witnesses Title 4
Massachusettstwo witnessesChapter 190B
Michigantwo witnessesAct 386 of 1998
Minnesotatwo witnessesChapter 524
Mississippitwo witnessesTitle 91, Chapter 5
Missouritwo witnessesChapter 474
Montanatwo witnessesTitle 72
Nebraskatwo witnessesChapter 30
Nevadatwo witnessesTitle 12
New Hampshiretwo witnessesChapter 551
New Jerseytwo witnessesTitle 3B
New Mexicotwo witnessesChapter 45
New Yorktwo witnessesEstates, Powers & Trusts
North Carolinatwo witnessesChapter 31
North Dakotatwo witnessesChapter 31
Ohiotwo witnessesChapter 2107
Oklahomatwo witnessesTitle 84
Oregontwo witnessesChapter 112
Pennsylvaniatwo witnessesTitle 20
Rhode Islandtwo witnessesTitle 33
South Carolinatwo witnessesTitle 62
South Dakotatwo witnessesChapter 29
Tennesseetwo witnessesTitle 32
Texastwo witnessesEstates Code
Utahtwo witnessesTitle 75
Vermonttwo witnessesTitle 14
Virginiatwo witnessesTitle 64.2
Washingtontwo witnessesTitle 11
West Virginiatwo witnessesChapter 41
Wisconsintwo witnessesChapter 853
Wyomingtwo witnessesTitle 2

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