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Texas Last Will and Testament: What Is It?

A Last Will is a document that allows a Testator to say exactly what he or she wants to happen to his her assets after death. This document is a legal document that can be upheld in court should any disagreements occur, or if a financial institution does not wish to follow the Testator’s wishes. In the state of Texas, this document must be notarized and signed by at least two Witnesses who are at least 14 years of age.


Other Names

A Last Will and Testament is also referred to as a “Last Will” or a “Will”.


Texas Last Will Laws

Definition of Will - Probate Code Section 3(ff)


Laws - Texas Estate Code


Witnesses - According to §251.051, the Will must be signed by two (2) Witnesses who are at least 14 years of age.


How to Write a Texas Last Will and Testament

Using your FormSwift Template, be sure to fill out all of the titled Sections.


Basic Information

  • Name
  • City and County of residence
  • Gender

Marital Status

  • Provide your marital status, and whether or not your spouse will be named as a beneficiary

Pets, Property, and Life insurance

Provide specific information on any pets, property or life insurance that you may have


Children

Describe your children and whether or not they will be named as beneficiaries


Establishing a Trust

Specify if you’d like to set up a Trust for someone


Inheritance Age Expectations

  • Provide the ages that your children will be when benefits begin and end. Additionally state how much, or what portion will be received.

Funeral Home Address

Provide the following of the funeral home you’ve made arrangements with:

  • Funeral Home Name
  • Address

Last Meal

  • List any wishes you have in regards to the last meal after the service

Name Your Executor

  • Executor Name
  • Relation to you

Name Your Alternate Executor

  • Alternate Name
  • Relation to you

Name Your Trustee

  • Trustee Name
  • Relation to you

Name Your Digital Executor

  • Digital Executor Name
  • Relation to you

Appoint a Guardian for Minor Children

  • Minor Children Guardian
  • Relation to you

Name Other Beneficiaries

  • Name
  • Relationship to you
  • Inheritance amount, percentage, or items being given

Disinheriting Individuals

  • Name
  • Relationship to you

Information on Witnesses

  • Name
  • Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip code
  • Telephone number

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