A Last Will and Testament is a legal document created by an individual that describes and defines how the individual’s personal assets, properties and other belongings shall be bequeathed or distributed after their death. The Last Will and Testament is also commonly known as a “Last Will” or simply a “Will”.
The individual who is creating and signing the document is known as the “Testator” or sometimes, “Grantor” in any official & legal Last Will and Testament document. The document also defines an “Executor” or “Personal Representative” — an individual that is appointed or chosen by the Testator to execute the will appropriately. Additionally, the Last Will and Testament also outlines all the beneficiaries who will be bequeathed with the assets and properties of the Testator.
Below you will find a free Last Will and Testament template that you can refer to while creating a new Last Will and Testament or edit this PDF template itself and make it your own. This Last Will and Testament example is a basic document that outlines modest personal belongings of any individual. Feel free to download the PDF template and customize it by adding all the personal assets such as bank accounts, fixed deposits, immovable properties and other precious belongings.
How to Make a Last Will and Testament
To write your own Last Will and Testament legal document, you can refer to the sample last will and testament pdf we have provided below. In this example, simply fill out all the blanks with the correct information of the Testator/Grantor, Executor and all the Beneficiaries. You have to make sure to list down all the assets and properties of the Grantor in the PDF document and associate them with the correct beneficiary or charity.
Once your document is ready, you then need to gather two witnesses. Depending on the State and jurisdiction you live in, you might need up to three witnesses to sign the document. In some places, it is necessary to register the Last Will and Testament document with the local sub-registrar’s office.
Lastly, you will also need a Self-Proving Affidavit form that has to be attached with the Last Will and Testament.
The Last Will and Testament Template shown below is a free printable last will and testament form PDF that you can download and edit according to your needs. You can customize the PDF and add your own details to it using PDF Expert — the best PDF Editor app for iOS and Mac. Download PDF Expert for Free to get started with this Free PDF last will and testament template.
* The templates here are provided for reference only and you should always talk to a professional for all legal matters