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Arkansas Last Will and Testament Template

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The Arkansas Last Will and Testament is a legal document that is created by a testator (one who is creating the document) that specifically states how a testator would like to distribute all of their accounts, real estate, personal property etc, to family, friends, charities or whomever the testator would wish to provide for or leave a gift to. It is required for the document to be signed with two (2)

Definition – § 28-1-102(20)

Inheritance Guide – Refer for common questions about estates.

Laws – Title 28 – Wills, Estates, and Fiduciary Relationships

Signing (§ 28-25-102) – Two (2) Witnesses must be present with the will-maker signs the document.

How to Write

Step 1 –  Enter the name of the testator at the top of the form along with the following:

  • Name of Testator
  • City
  • County
  • Testator must carefully review the remaining information to include Expenses and Taxes information

Step 2 – Appointment of Personal Representative (Executor) –

  • Name the Executor
  • City where executor resides
  • County of residence
  • State of document execution

Alternate Representative – Enter a backup executor in the even the initial executor becomes unable to serve 

  • Enter the name of the alternate
  • City
  • County
  • State of residence

Step 3 – Disposition of Property for Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries Information

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Relation to testator
  • Enter the last four digits of  each beneficiary’s SSN
  • Enter the property bequeathed respectively

The Testator must review the information pertaining distribution of property if a beneficiary predeceases the testator

Step 4 – Each titled section must be carefully reviewed by the testator

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

Step 5 – Signatures/Witnesses – All who will be signing must be present:

  • Enter the testator’s name
  • Date of testator’s signature in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Testator Signature
  • Testator’s name printed

Witnesses – Each 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
  • Testator’s Name
  • Name Witness 1
  • Name Witness 2
  • Testator Signature
  • Witness 1 Signature
  • Witness 2 Signature

Step 7 – Notarization – Notary public shall complete the remaining portion of the document

Related Forms

Advance Directive

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Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney

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