Idaho Last Will and Testament Form

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Idaho Last Will and Testament: What Is It?

In the state of Idaho, a Last Will and Testament is a document that ensures that a person, known as a Testator, can legally pass their belongings, property, and assets down to a beneficiary once they pass away. To be legally recognized by the state of Idaho, the document must be signed by two witnesses and a Notary Public.

State Specific

Here are the last regarding a Last Will and Testament in the state of Idaho

Definition of Will - §15-1-201(56)

Laws - Title 15 (Uniform Probate Code)

Witnesses - According to §15-2-502 the Will must be signed by two (2) witnesses.

How to Write Your Idaho Last Will and Testament

Step 1 - Using your FormSwift provided form, enter your name and gender (the Testator).

Step 2 - List the city and county where you live.

Step 3 - Provide your marital status (single, married, engaged, etc.), as well as the name of your spouse.

Step 4 - Specify details on the following (if applicable):

  • Children - names, ages, and whether they are deceased or living
  • Life Insurance - policy number, company name, and contact information
  • Pets - names, ages, physical description

Step 5 - If you have any children, specify how much or what percentage of your assets you’d like to leave each child.

Step 6 - State whether or not you’d like to set up a trust for someone who may be mentally ill or lives with a disability. Doing so can prevent any eligibility issues with their Supplemental Security Income benefits or Medicaid.

Step 7 - State the age that your children must be before they begin receiving benefits from the trust you’ve set up for them. Additionally, specify the amount or percentage they will receive, along with the age they will be when the benefits expire.

Step 8 - If you already have arrangements with a particular funeral home, provide the name and address to this funeral home.

Step 9 - If you have any specifications about the meal after the funeral service, provide those details here.

Step 10 - Name Your Executor - An Executor is one charged with administering your estate once you pass away. Naming your Executor is important because if one is not named in your Will, the court will appoint one for you. Provide the following information on your Executor:

  • His or her name
  • Relationship with you

Also, if there is someone you don’t want to act as your Executor under any circumstances, or if you’d like to appoint an alternate in case something happens with your original Executor, provide their name and relationship to you in this step as well.

Step 11 - Appointing Your Trustee - If your assets are already in a trust, then you must appoint one, known as a Trustee, to distribute your assets. Provide the following information about your Trustee (if applicable):

  • Name
  • Relationship to you

Step 12 - Appointing a Digital Executioner - If you have digital assets, such as royalties, trademarks, valuable documents, scripts, etc., you may appoint a Digital Executor to handle your digital assets. This can be the same person named as your Executor or this can be someone entirely different:

  • Name of Digital Executioner
  • Relationship with Grantor

Step 13 - Appointing a Guardian - If you have children who are minors, provide the name of their appointed Guardian:

  • Name of Guardian
  • Relationship to you

Step 14 - Additional Beneficiaries - If there are other people, besides your children, that you’d like to include in your Will, provide their information below:

  • Name
  • Relationship to you
  • Inheritance (amount or percentage of your assets)

Step 15 - Disinheriting Someone - If there is someone who you wish to disinherit, provide their information here:

  • Name
  • Relationship to you (cousin, sibling, child, parent, etc.)

Step 16 - Witnesses - Provide the following information about your witnesses:

Witness #1

  • Name
  • Address (including city, state, zip code)
  • Telephone Number

Witness #2

  • Name
  • Address (including city, state, zip code)
  • Telephone Number

Remember to have both witnesses sign your Will, attesting that you are of sound mind drafting this document. In addition, be sure to have it notarized by a Notary Public.

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