North Carolina Last Will and Testament Form

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North Carolina Last Will and Testament: What Is It?

In the state of North Carolina, a Last Will is used as part of an estate planning method to ensure that a Testator’s (the person whose assets are being distributed) wishes are granted and instructions are followed when it comes to their assets after they pass away. This document is one that can legally be upheld in court, as long as the legal requirements are followed. In North Carolina, two witnesses must sign the document, attesting that the Testator is of sound mind. Additionally, they may not be named as beneficiaries in the Will.

Last Will Laws in North Carolina

Laws - Chapter 31: Wills

Witnesses - According to G.S 31-3.3 the Will must be signed by two (2) competent witnesses.

Writing Your Last Will and Testament in North Carolina

On your FormSwift template, enter the following information:

  • Your name
  • Gender
  • City and county of residence

Marital Information:

  • Enter your spouse’s name
  • Declare if he or she will be named as a beneficiary

Children, Pets, Property, Life Insurance:

  • Children - Name, living status, if they will be included on the Will
  • Pets - Pets names, descriptions
  • Property - Provide the address to your property or properties
  • Life Insurance - Provide the policy number, company name, contact information, and any other pertinent information etc.

Inheritance Amounts:

  • Provide the amount or percentage of your assets or property that your children will receive

Setting up a Trust:

  • Provide the name of the person you’d like to set up a Trust for. Setting up a Trust can prevent someone who receives aid, such as Supplemental Security Income, from being disqualified from their benefits

Set Age Specifications:

  • State when your children will start receiving benefits
  • Provide the age of when your children’s benefits will end
  • State the portion or percentage that your children will receive

Funeral Home:

Provide information on the funeral home that you’d like your body taken to:

  • Name
  • Address

Last Meal Specifications:

  • List any wishes that you have in terms of the last meal after your service

Name the Executor of your Will:

  • Name
  • Relationship to you

Name your Trustee - this is the person in charge of distributing the assets out of your Trust (if applicable):

  • Name
  • Relationship to you

Name your Digital Executor - this is the person who will distribute your digital assets:

  • Name
  • Relationship to you

Appoint a guardian over your minor children:

  • Name
  • Relationship to you

If you have other people who you’d like to include in your Will, name them below:

  • Name
  • Relationship to you
  • The amount or percentage of your assets you’d like to leave them

Disinheriting an Individual -Provide the information of the individual you’d like to disinherit:

  • Name
  • Relationship to you

Witnesses - Provide the contact information for each witness:

  • Name
  • Relation to you
  • Address (including city, state, and zip)
  • Telephone number

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