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Fillable Form Last Will and Testament

The Last Will and Testament form is a legal document outlining your wishes for how your property and affairs are to be handled when you pass away. It allows you to control what happens to your estate after your death.

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What is a Last Will and Testament?

A Last Will and Testament is a legal document that determines what should be done to your properties, whether real properties or personal properties of any kind, after you pass away. The document outlines your assets and belongings and how they will be distributed to your beneficiaries. Aside from the distribution of your properties, you may describe in detail your wishes for your funeral.

The document is commonly referred to as “Last Will” or simply ‘Will” as the last written document overwrites all previously written ones. To make your Last Will and Testament legal, you, the “Testator”, need to sign the document with your witnesses and have it notarized according to your state’s laws.

If you die without a Last Will and Testament, your state’s laws would define whom your properties would go to. On the other hand, the document gives you the ability and choice to determine what happens to your properties, and if applicable, to your loved ones particularly your child or children, after you pass away.

How to Write a Last Will and Testament?

Writing your Last Will and Testament does not have to be difficult. Using PFRun’s Last Will and Testament template, you can create one in minutes. Before proceeding, as a legal rule, review your state’s laws on the creation of a Last Will and Testament to avoid any legal issues.

Section I. Declaration
Provide your name and address in their respective areas.

Section 2. Identification of Family
If applicable, provide the name of your spouse and your children.

Section 3. Executor / Personal Representative
Provide the name and address of your appointed Executor or Personal Representative. This individual will have the authority to execute all your wishes concerning the legal and financial matters of your properties.

The Executor or Personal Representative should be 18 years old or older and have not been convicted of a felony.

In this section, you may list discretionary powers that he or she will have, in addition to legal powers granted to an Executor / Personal Representative by your state.

Section 4. Payment of Debts, Expenses, and Taxes
This section determines how your debts, funeral expenses, and taxes will be paid after your death.

Section 5. Disposition of Property
Provide the names and addresses of your beneficiaries and the properties that you will leave them with after you pass away.

As a tip, before writing your will, you need to identify your assets first. Create an itemized list of all your valuable assets, personal and real properties, so you will not miss one.

VI. Disputing Beneficiary
This section determines what happens to the shares given to a beneficiary if he or she contests or attacks your Last Will and Testament.

VII. Governing Law
Provide the state where you live.

VIII. Binding Agreement
Provide your name and the date when you completed your Last Will and Testament. Sign the document to make it valid.

The witnesses should also validate your Last Will and Testament by confirming the number of pages of the document and providing their names, addresses, and signatures.

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