North Dakota Last Will and Testament Template

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Updated September 07, 2022

A North Dakota last will and testament is a legal document, created by a testator (individual to whom the will belongs), that details instructions regarding the distribution of their financial accounts, real and personal property, cash-on-hand, life insurance policies, as well as any other assets/property upon their death. A testator’s property can be transferred upon their death to relatives, friends, charitable organizations, or whomever the testator determines should inherit certain property. It is required under North Dakota 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. This document may be revoked or changed at any time.

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Laws

Signing Requirements

Signed by the Testator and at least two (2) individual Witnesses. (30.1-08-02. (2-502))

State Definition

Will” includes 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 an individual or class to succeed to property of the decedent passing by intestate succession.

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