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Wyoming Last Will and Testament Template

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The Wyoming Last Will and Testament is a document that is constructed and written by a testator to express their wishes pertaining to precisely how they would like the distribution of their estate to be executed upon their death. The document will state the desires of how their family continues to be cared for after their death by proper distribution of fiduciary, real estate, personal and other forms of property. This same document may provide for selected organizations, educational institutions, friends and/or others. The document will be executed by a trusted executor. The document, upon completion, must be witnessed and signed by two witnesses. All signatures must be acknowledged by a state notary public. This document may be revised or revoked at the discretion of the testator while of sound mind.

Definition – § 2-1-301(xxxiv)

Laws – Title 2 (Wills, Decedents’ Estates and Probate Code)

How to Write

Step 1 – In order to establish the testator of the document, simply place their full name at the top of the document – to be be followed by:

  • Testator’s name
  • City
  • County
  • Testator shall review the remaining portion of the information
  • Testator must review “Expenses and Taxes”

Step 2 – Executor Appointment –

  • Enter the name of the selected executor
  • City of residence
  • County where Executor resides
  • Executor’s State

Alternate Representative – A second Executor (representative) could well be needed if for any reason the initial representative is found to be unable to execute the estate. The Testator may select a second executor to ensure that the execution of the document is seamless in the event the initial executor is unable or unwilling to distribute the contents of the document to the beneficiaries

  • Enter the name of the selected Alternate Executor
  • City of Executor
  • County of Executor
  • State

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

Beneficiaries  – Provide the following information:

  • Enter the beneficiary’s  full name
  • Address
  • Beneficiary’s relation to testator (spouse, child, friend etc)
  • Enter the last four digits of each named beneficary SSN
  • List property being bequeathed to the beneficiaries

The Testator may read the remaining information in order to educate themselves with regard to  how property would be distributed should a beneficiary predecease the testator

Step 4 – Titled sections should be reviewed carefully by the testator as they continue to create their document:

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

Step 5 – Witness Signatures – Anyone providing signature, must be present at the time of the signing of the document. The following information is required:

  • Name of the testator
  • Provide the testator’s signature – dd/mm/yyyy
  • Testator must provide their signature
  • Print testator’s name

Witnesses – Witnesses must read the brief statement –

  • Signatures must first be dated – dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Provide the name of testator

Witness 1 – 

  • Signature
  • Witness address

Witness 2 –

  •  Signature
  • Witness Address

Step 6 – Testament Affidavit – All signatories should first read the affidavit. Enter the following:

  • The State
  • The County
  • The Name of Testator
  • Name of Witness 1
  • Name od Witness 2
  • AND
  • Signature of the testator
  • Signature of 1st witness
  • Signature of 2nd witness

Step 7 – Notary Public – shall witness signatures and complete and acknowledge all signatures

 


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