Alaska Last Will and Testament Template

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An Alaska last will and testament is a legal document created by the person to whom the will belongs, known as a “Testator,” to ensure their personal and real property will be distributed upon death following their desired wishes. A testator can name the intended beneficiaries on the will, such as family members, friends, or other individuals with whom they wish to leave all or a portion of their property. The testator must create the document while they are of sound mind as well as physically and mentally competent. A will requires the signatures of two witnesses in the State of Alaska. Though optional, the will can also be acknowledged by a notary public to add an extra layer of protection.

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Laws

Definition – AS 13.12.921(2) – “international will” means a will executed in conformity with AS 13.12.912 — 13.12.915.

Signing Requirements (AS 13.12.502) – Two (2) Witnesses. Recommended for them to be disinterested which means they are not beneficiaries of the will.

StatutesChapter 12 (Intestacy, Wills, and Donative Transfers)

(Video) How to Make a Will in Alaska

How to Write

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Step 1 – Testator – Enter the full legal name of the testator (the person for whom the will is being established) and the following:

  • Name of Testator
  • City where the testator resides
  • County where the testator resides
  • Testator must carefully read and review the remainder of the paragraph as well as “Expenses and Taxes”

Step 2 – Appointment of Personal Representative –

  • Enter the name of the representative
  • City
  • County
  • State

Alternate Representative – in the event the initial representative becomes unable or unwilling to serve as representative to the estate

  • Name of the alternate
  • City where alternate resides
  • County of residence
  • State of residence

Step 3 – Disposition of Property –

Beneficiaries – 

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Relation to testator
  • Enter the last four digits of SSN
  • Describe property gifted to each

Step 4 – Testator must carefully review each titled section as follows:

  • Omission
  • Bond
  • Discretionary Powers of Personal Representative
  • Contesting Beneficiary
  • Guardian Ad Litem  Not Required
  • Gender
  • Assignment
  • Governing Law
  • Binding Arrangement

Step 5 – Signatures and Witnesses – All signing parties must be present prior to any signing of this documentation.

  • Enter the testator’s name
  • Date testator’s signature in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Testator Signature
  • Testator (Printed Name)

Witnesses – Must read the brief statement –

  • Date the document in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Enter the name of the testator

Witness 1 – 

  • Witness Signature
  • Physical Address

Witness 2 –

  • Witness Signature
  • Physical Address

Step 6 – Testament Affidavit – All parties must review the affidavit and complete the following:

  • State
  • County
  • Name of testator
  • Name of Witness 1
  • Name of Witness 2
  • Next, enter the signatures of the same
  • Testator Signature
  • Witness 1 Signature
  • Witness 2 Signature

Step 7 (Optional) – Notarization – As the notary public has witnessed all signatures they will complete the remainder of the document.

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