A Last Will and Testament is a document written by an individual (known as a Testator) that lays out how exactly what should and should not happen to a person’s assets, property and belongings once they pass away. A Last Will, also referred to as just a “Will”, is a means of the Testator speaking after his or her passing, as he or she can only direct exactly who will receive what benefits, assets, and property from their estate, but the Testator can also give directions and specifications in regards to the funeral service, the last meal and even the guardian over their minor children. In the state of North Dakota, this document is legally enforceable as long as two Witnesses (who are not named as beneficiaries) sign the document, and it is notarized by a Notary Public.
Each state has its own set of laws, definitions, and signing requirements that relate to last will and testament documents. Below, these specifics are defined for the state of North Dakota.
Definition of Will - 30.1-01-06(60)
Laws - Chapter 30.1-08 (Wills)
Witnesses - According to Chapter 30.1-08-02. (2-502) the Will must be signed by two (2) individual witnesses.
Step 1 - Using the provided FormSwift Template, provide your:
Step 2 - Provide your marital status, and state whether or not your spouse will be named as a beneficiary.
Step 3 - Provide the specifics for any pets, property, children, and life insurance
Step 4 - Provide the names of your children, and whether or not they will be named as beneficiaries on your Will.
Step 5 - If the Grantor has any children, specify which property he or she would like to leave each child, as well as the percentage of property to be inherited.
Step 6 - Specify whether you’d like to set up a Trust for someone. Setting up a Trust for those who receive government assistance can prevent any issues with their ability to receive their benefits.
Step 7 - State the age that your children will be when they will begin receiving their benefits, when their benefits will come to an end and what portion the will receive.
Step 8 - Provide the information to the funeral home you’ve made your arrangements with.
Step 9 - If you have any specifications that you’d like to communicate for your Last Meal, provide those specifics here.
Step 10 - Provide the name of your Executor, as well as his or her relationship to you
Step 11 - Provide the name of your Trustee as well as their relationship to you
Step 12 - If you have digital assets, provide the name of your Digital Executor, as well as his or her relationship to you
Step 13 - If you have minor children, provide the name of the person you wish to appoint as their Guardian, as well as his or her relationship to you.
Step 14 - If you have anyone in mind that you wish to include in your Will besides your children, provide the following information:
Step 15 - Disinheriting a person - If there is someone you wish to disinherit, provide their information below:
Step 16 - Witnesses - Provide information on your Witnesses: