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Mississippi Last Will and Testament Template

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The Mississippi Last Will and Testament is a legal document whereas a testator (the person who will be creating the form) will have the ability to place into writing how they would choose to have their property distributed to their chosen beneficiaries upon their death. Some of the most important items for distribution may be, life insurance policies, digital property, real estate, personal property and fiduciary assets. Any of these items would be included for distribution to spouse, children, friends, even pets and charities. The document will require notarization and the signatures of two unrelated witnesses.

Laws – Title 91, Chapter 5 (Wills and Testaments)

Signing (Section 91-5-1) – Signed by two (2) or more credible witnesses in the presence of the testator.

How to Write

Step 1 – Establishment of Testator -Write or type the full legal name of the testator (the person for whom the will is being established) in the line at the top of the document. Complete the section by entering the following:

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

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 – just in the event the initial representative becomes unable 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 pertaining to how 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 all 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 and provide the following –

  • 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 – Once the notary public has witnessed all signatures they must then complete the remaing portion of the document and authenticate it by affixing their state seal

 


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