The New York Joint Will is a document executed by a husband and wife leaving everything to the other spouse upon the death of one spouse. When the surviving spouse dies, the estate is then left to the children in equal shares. The will must be executed when the person is of sound mind and must be witnessed by unrelated persons. The form should also be notarized. We highly recommend that you consult with a competent attorney to ensure that this New York Joint Will meets all of the legal requirements in your state.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some states do not recognize the right of survivorship. Certain states consider the estate taxable if the value of the decedent’s assets exceed the state or federal limits. Check with an attorney if you live in a community property state and aren’t sure on your state’s treatment of assets received from your deceased spouse.
We offer the free New York Joint Will in Microsoft Word as well as a free PDF form. The Word file can be printed as is so you can fill in the blanks by hand. It can also be customized in case you want to change, add, or delete sections. The PDF version is chosen most often by users who want to print the document and fill in the blanks.
Click the link below to download the New York Joint Will in Microsoft Word format . You may also create the New York Joint Will using our free fillable PDF version. The PDF has fillable fields into which you can type the required information.
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