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Wills and Trusts from Nolo
Nolo has been publishing do-it-yourself legal resources for 40 years. You can count on Nolo to ensure you make your last will & testament legal and binding. When it comes to protecting your family and your estate, you want to be sure it's done right.
Complete your Last Will & Testament online now. If you want to be sure your final wishes are carried out as you've planned, you need a solid legal document outlining everything to a "T".
Name Your Beneficiaries
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November 2007, 6th Edition
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Free Basic Will Form
The form below is a very basic one. Chances are you will need something more comprehensive. Nolo.com provides much more professional forms.
LAST WILL OF _________________
I, ____________________________, a resident of the state of ______________________, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, at least 18 years of age, and not actuated by any duress, menace, fraud, mistake, or undue influence, do freely make, publish, and declare this to be my last Will, hereby expressly revoking all Wills and Codicils previously made by me.
I appoint _________________ as Executor of this my Last Will and Testament and provide if this Executor is unable or unwilling to serve then I appoint _________________ as alternate Executor. My Executor shall be authorized to carry out all provisions of this Will and pay my just debts, obligations and funeral expenses. I further provide my Executor shall not be required to post surety bond in this or any other jurisdiction, and direct that no expert appraisal be made of my estate unless required by law.
In the event I shall die as the sole parent of minor children, then I appoint _________________ Guardian of said minor children. If this named Guardian is unable or unwilling to serve, then I appoint _________________ alternate.
III. MARITAL STATUS
I declare that I am married to ________________________ and that all references in this Will to my spouse are references to him/her.
IV. SIMULTANEOUS DEATH OF SPOUSE
In the event that my spouse shall die simultaneously with me or there is no direct evidence to establish that my spouse and I died other than simultaneously, I direct that I shall be deemed to have predeceased my spouse, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, and that the provisions of my Will shall be construed on such presumption.
V. SIMULTANEOUS DEATH OF BENEFICIARY
If any beneficiary of this Will, including any beneficiary of any trust established by this Will, other than my spouse, shall die _________________ within 60 days of my death or prior to the distribution of my estate, I hereby declare that I shall be deemed to have survived such person.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, ____________________________________, hereby set my hand to this last Will, on each page of which I have placed my initials, on this _____ day of ____________, 20__.
The foregoing instrument, consisting of _____ pages, including this page, was signed in our presence by __________________________ and declared by him/her to be his/her last Will.
COUNTY OF )
STATE OF )
Subscribed and sworn before me this _____ day of ____________, 20__.
Witness my hand and seal.
________________________________________________ My commission expires:
Warning: These forms are provided AS IS. They may not be any good. Even if they are good in one jurisdiction, they may not work in another. And the facts of your situation may make these forms inappropriate for you. They are for informational purposes only, and you should consult an attorney before using them.