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New Hampshire Last Will and Testament Template

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The New Hampshire last will and testament is a legal document, recognized by the State of New Hampshire whereas a testator will create a document stating their final wishes with regard to how they would like to have their estate distributed upon their death. For most testators, their most important priority will be the continued protection of a spouse and their children, with items such as real estate, personal property, fiduciary assets. However there are those who choose to leave gifts to others such as extended family members, friends even pets, in some cases, and perhaps even their favorite charitable organization of which they may choose to leave a final donation or if possible and ongoing annual donation. This document will make it simple for an executor to properly distribute an estate according to that of the true wishes of the testator. It will require two credible witnesses as well, the witness of a state notary public. The document may be changed or revoked at any time.

FAQ Guide – Provided by the State of New Hampshire for frequently asked questions.

LawsChapter 551 (Wills)

Signing (Section 3B:3-2) – Must be signed by the Testator and two (2) Witnesses.

How to Write

Step 1 – The establishment of the testator of the document may be accomplished by simply entering the name of the testator at the top of the document, to be followed by provision of the following information:

  • Testator’s name
  • City and county of residence
  • Testator should review the rest of the section
  • Testator should also read and understand the “Expenses and Taxes” section

Step 2 – Appointment of  an Executor or Representative –

  • Enter the name of a trusted executor or representative chosen by the testator
  • Provide the executor’s city of residence
  • County of the executor’s residence
  • State of executor’s residence

Choice of an Alternate Executor– It would be wise to select a second representative to ensure that there is someone available to execute the wishes of the testator, in the event, for any reason at all that the initially chosen executor becomes unable or unwilling to provide execution of the document

  • Enter the name of the testator’s second selected executor
  • Resident City
  • Resident County
  • State of Residence

Step 3 – List Disposition of Property testator declares should be Provided to all chosen Beneficiaries:

Beneficiaries  – Provide the following:

  • Enter the full name of each beneficiary
  • Provide a Physical Address for each
  • Beneficiary’s relationship to the testator
  • Provide the last four digits of each beneficiary’s Social Security Number
  • Provide a list of any property being bequeathed to each selected beneficiary

Testator should read the remaining information so that they may understand how the distribution of property would be provided should a  beneficiary predecease the testator

Step 4 – Sections that are titles, should be reviewed by the testator, 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 – All persons serving as signatories must all be present at the signing of this document. Provide the following required information:

  • Enter the name of the testator
  • Testator must date their signature – dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Testator must enter their signature
  • Print the name of the testator

Witnesses – Each witness must read the brief statement and provide the following:

  • All signatures must be dated in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Enter the testator’s

Witness 1 – 

  • Witness signature
  • Witness address

Witness 2 –

  • Witness signature
  • Witness Address

Step 6 – Testament Affidavit – All parties involved, should read this affidavit and enter their respective information:

  • State
  • County
  • Testator’s name
  • Name of Witness 1
  • Name of Witness 2
  • ENTER:
  • Testator’s signature
  • Witness 1 signature
  • Witness 2 signature

Step 7 – Notary Public – will witness all signatures and will then complete the form with acknowledgement