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Kentucky Last Will and Testament Template

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The Kentucky Last Will and Testament is the important written planning of a testator (the person making the document), of a document that will protect things such as personal property, real property, digital, fiduciary assets and more for the use and continued protection of spouses, children, friends, even pets and charities. These properties will be properly distributed upon the death of the testator by their chosen executor and according to Kentucky state law. This document must be notarized, witnessed and signed by two witnesses to be acknowledged in the state of Kentucky.

Definition – § 394.010

Laws – KRS Chapter 394

How to Write

Step 1 – Establishing the Testator -Write or type the full legal name of the testator (the person for whom the document will be established) at the top of the document. Enter the following information:

  • Name of Testator
  • City of Residence
  • County of Residence
  • Testator must carefully review the remainder of the information as well as the Expenses and Taxes section of the document

Step 2 – Nomination and Appointment of Personal Representative (Executor)–

  • Enter the full legal name of the executor
  • Name of executor’s city
  • County
  • State

Alternate Exectutor – in the event the initial executor becomes unable, ill or unwilling to serve as the initial chosen representative to the estate

  • Enter the full legal name of the alternate executor
  • Name of executor’s city
  • County
  • State

Step 3 – Disposition of Property to Beneficiaries –

1 st Beneficiary 

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

2nd Beneficiary –

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

3d Beneficiary –

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

The Testator must review the remaining information regarding to how their property is distributed in the event any member of their group of beneficiaries would happen to pre-decease the testator.

Step 4 – Testator must carefully review the following sections prior to any application of signatures:

  • 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 – Signatures/Witnesses – All signatories must be present prior to any signing of this documentation. Enter the following:

  • Enter the testator’s name
  • Date of testator’s signature in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Testator Signature
  • Testator (Printed Name)

Witnesses – The witnesses must review the brief statement –

  • Date the document in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Enter the name of the testator

Witness 1 – 

  • Witness Signature
  • Address

Witness 2 –

  • Witness Signature
  • Address

Step 6 – Testament Affidavit – All parties must review the affidavit and complete the following:

  • State
  • County
  • Name of testator
  • Name of Witness 1
  • Name of Witness 2
  • AND ENTER
  • Testator Signature
  • Witness 1 Signature
  • Witness 2 Signature

Step 7 – Notarization – When the notary public has witnessed all signatures they shall complete the remainder of the document and authenticate it by affixing their commission and state seal

 


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