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Connecticut Last Will and Testament Template

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The Connecticut last will and testament is considered a legal document that provides written wishes for proper distribution of  the property of a testator as they wish for family, friends, children, spouses even charitable organizations. Creation of this document will ensure a peace of mind for the testator that their personal and real property, fiduciary or even digital property will be properly distributed as they wish and not by decisions of probate proceedings. This document will require two witnesses and a public notary.

Definition – § 45a-233

Laws – Chapter 802a – Wills: Execution and Construction

Signing (Section 45a-251) – Two (2) Witnesses.

How to Write

Step 1 – Establish Testator by entering their name at the top of the document, followed by provision of the following information:

  • Name of Testator
  • City where the testator resides
  • County where the testator resides
  • Testator should carefully review the remaining portion of the section
  • Also read Expenses and Taxes

Step 2 – Nomination/Appointment of Executor –

  • Provide Executor’s Name
  • Executor City
  • County of Executor
  • Executor’s State

Alternate Executor – should one be needed if for any reason the initial executor is unable to provide services

  • Name of Alternate Executor
  • City of Executor
  • County of Executor
  • State where Executor lives

Step 3 – Disposition of Property that will be Provided to Respective Beneficiaries:

Beneficiaries 

  • Full legal name
  • Current address
  • Relation to testator
  • Enter the last four digits of their SSN
  • Enter the property being bequeathed

The Testator may read the remaining information regarding  how property would be distributed should any beneficiary predecease the testator

Step 4 – Testator must carefully read all of the titled sections that are an important part of this document as follows:

  • Omission
  • Bond
  • Discretionary Powers of Personal Representative A through K
  • Contesting Beneficiary
  • Guardian Ad Litem  Not Required
  • Gender
  • Assignment
  • Governing Law
  • Binding Arrangement

Step 5 – Witness Signatures – Signing parties must all be present to sign this document. The following information is required:

  • Provide the name of the testator
  • Date of testator’s signature – dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Testator’s Signature
  • Print testator’s name

Witnesses – Each witness must review the short statement –

  • Document must first be dated in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Enter testator’s name

Witness 1 – 

  • Signature of witness
  • Witness address

Witness 2 –

  • Witness’ Signature
  • Witness’ Physical Address

Step 6 – Testament Affidavit – All signing parties should first read the affidavit and provide the following:

  • State
  • County
  • Testator’s name
  • Name of Witness 1
  • Name of Witness 2
  • NEXT ENTER
  • Testator Signature
  • Witness number 1 Signature
  • Witness number 2 Signature

Step 7 – Notary – Shall complete the remainder of the form

 


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