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New Jersey Last Will and Testament Template

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New Jersey Last Will and Testament Template

Updated November 14, 2023

A New Jersey last will and testament is a legal document used to outline instructions on how a person wants their estate to be distributed upon death. This individual (“testator”) can designate beneficiaries to receive their real and personal property, fiduciary assets, life insurance policies, cash-on-hand, and more.

Signing Requirements

Must be signed by at least two witnesses. [1]

State Definition

Will” means the last will and testament of a testator or testatrix and includes any codicil and any testamentary instrument that merely appoints an executor, revokes or revises another will, nominates a guardian, or expressly excludes or limits the right of a person or class to succeed to the property of the decedent passing by intestate succession.[2]

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  1. NJ Stat. § 3B:3-2(a)(3)
  2. NJ Stat. § 3B:1-2