Last Will And Testament Of Do It Yourself Documents

Last will and testament of do it yourself documents

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Last Will and Testament of
That, I, ______________________________ of _____________________________________, County of
________________________, State of ________________, being of sound and disposing mind and
memory, and not acting under duress, menace, fraud or the undue influence of any person whomsoever, do
make, publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament

Article I
I hereby declare that my family consists of:
Article II

I hereby direct and order that all just debts for which proper claims are filed against my estate, and the
expenses of my last illness and funeral, be paid by my executor as soon after my death is practicable,
provided, however, that this direction shall not authorize any creditors to require payment of any debt or
obligation prior to its normal maturity in due course

Article III

I direct that all estate expenses, inheritance, and other taxes and interest or penalties thereon imposed by
reason of my death, whether or not attributable to property passing under this Will and whether or not the
same would otherwise be payable by my estate or by a recipient of any such property, to be paid and
discharged by my personal representative out of the residue of my estate with no right of reimbursement
for the Recipients named in the residuary clause of the Will

Article IV

I give, devise and bequeath unto:
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Article V

I hereby nominate and appoint _______________________________, executor of this my Last Will and
Testament, to act without bond. In the event that the aforementioned executor is for any reason unable or
unwilling to act as executor hereof, I nominate and appoint _________________________________ to act
as executor, also without bond

If it be necessary to appoint a guardian for my children upon my death, I appoint ___________________,
and if he/she is unable or unwilling to act, I appoint ______________________ as an alternate guardian

Article VI

I further direct that my estate be settled without the intervention of any court, except to the extent required
by law, and that my executor settle my estate in such a manner as shall seem best and most conveniently to
him/her, and I hereby empower my executor to mortgage, lease, sell, exchange and convey the personal
and real property of my estate without an order of court for that purpose and without notice, approval or
confirmation and in all other respects to administer and settle my estate without the intervention of the

Article VII

Should any of the bequests, gifts or devises in Article IV fail due to circumstances that cannot be reconciled
with the terms herein or my express wishes, I give, devise and bequeath such, in the alternative, to my
residuary estate

I give my residuary estate to:
Article VIII

I hereby revoke any and all former Wills and Codicils thereto made by me and declare this my Last Will
and Testament. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand this __________ day of
___________________, 20___

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STATE OF ______________ )
) SS
COUNTY OF ____________ )
Each of the undersigned, being first duly sworn, on oath, states that on this ____ day of _____________,
(1) I am over the age of eighteen (18) years and competent to be a Witness to the Will of
___________________________________________________ (the testator);
(2) The Testator, in my presence and in the presence of the other Witnesses whose signatures appear
(a) Declared the foregoing instrument, consisting of ___ pages, of which this is the last, to be
(b) Requested me and the other Witnesses to act as Witnesses to _____ Will and to make this
affidavit; and
(c) Signed this instrument

(3) I believe the Testator to be of sound mind, and in so declaring and signing, ______ was not acting
under any duress, menace, fraud, or undue influence;
(4) The other Witnesses and I, in the presence of the Testator and of each other affix our signatures as
Witnesses to the Will and make this affidavit

____________________________________ _______________________________________
Witness Witness
____________________________________ _______________________________________
Address Address
____________________________________ _______________________________________
Address Address
Signed and sworn to before me this ______ day of _________________________, 20___

Print Name: __________________________
Notary Public in and for the State of: _______________
My appointment expires::_______________
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_____ Page 2 of 3 Initials Article V. I hereby nominate and appoint _____, executor of this my Last Will and Testament, to act without bond.

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