Missouri Last Will and Testament Template

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Updated March 16, 2023

A Missouri last will and testament is a legal estate-planning document, created by a testator (person to whom the will belongs), that details instructions on how financial accounts, real and personal property, as well as any other assets of the estate should be distributed after death. The testator’s property can be transferred upon their death to relatives, friends, charitable organizations, or whomever the testator determines should inherit certain property or assets. It is required by Missouri law for the document to be signed by the testator in the presence of two (2) competent witnesses. And though optional, a testator can have the will acknowledged by a state-authorized notary public to further verify its legality.

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Signing Requirements

Two (2) competent Witnesses in the presence of the testator. (Section 474.320)

State Definition

Will includes codicil; it also includes a testamentary instrument which merely appoints an executor and a testamentary instrument which merely revokes or revives another will.

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