Mississippi Last Will and Testament Form

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Mississippi Last Will and Testament: What Is It?

A Last Will and Testament is a legal document that a Testator (the person creating the Will) will create to ensure that their assets are properly passed down to their beneficiaries after they pass away. In the state of Mississippi, this document must be notarized and signed by two witnesses to be legally recognized according to state law.

Other Names

These documents (Last Will and Testaments) are also referred to as a “Last Will” or a “Will”.

How to Write a Mississippi Last Will

Step 1 - Using the provided FormSwift Template, state the following information about you (the Testator):

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • City and county of residence

Step 2 - Specify your marital status as well as the name of your spouse (if you have a spouse). Also, state whether or not he or she will be named as a beneficiary in your Will.

Step 3 - Specify details on children, along with pets, property, and life insurance.

Step 4 - Specify which property you would like to leave each child or what percent of your assets you’d like to leave each child.

Step 5 - State whether or not you’d like to but a beneficiary’s assets in a Trust. Doing this can prevent any issues from a beneficiary receiving government aid. This can be vital for those who receive Supplemental Security or Medicaid.

Step 6 - Stipulate what age children must be when they start receiving the benefits from their trust, as well as the portion that will be received. Additionally, state when these benefits will come to an end.

Step 7 - Provide the following about the funeral home you’d like to be taken to:

  • Name
  • Contact Information
  • Address

Step 8 - If you have any wishes in regards to the meal after your service, express those wishes here.

Step 9 - Provide the following of your Executor

  • Executor Name
  • His or her relationship with you

Step 10 - If your assets are set up in a Trust, you’ll need to appoint a Trustee who will be responsible for distributing the assets out of your Trust. Provide the following of your Trustee:

  • Name
  • Relationship to you

Step 11 - Digital Executor - Provide the information on the person charged with executing your will with regards to your digital assets:

  • Name
  • Relationship to you

Step 12 - Guardian for Minor Children -If you have minor children, appoint a Guardian for them.

  • Name of Guardian
  • Relationship with you

Step 13 - Appointing Additional Beneficiaries - If there are people besides your children who you wish to leave an inheritance to, provide their information in this section:

  • Beneficiary’s Name
  • Relationship to you (friend, employee, sibling, etc.)
  • Inheritance amount/percentage/item

Step 14 - Disinheriting Someone - If there is someone who you no longer wish to receive your assets, provide that information in this section:

  • Person’s Name
  • Relationship to you

Step 15 - Witnesses - Provide information for each witness:

  • Name
  • Full Address
  • Telephone Number

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