Alaska Self-Proving Affidavit Form

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An Alaska self-proving affidavit is an attachment to a last will and testament to confirm that the testator, or will creator, did in fact execute the document within the state-mandated requirements. The main purpose of the affidavit is to shorten and simplify the will’s probate by countermanding the required testimony of the witnesses. The testator and two (2) disinterested witnesses (meaning they cannot be named as beneficiaries in the will) will need to sign the affidavit in the presence of a notary public.

Once the affidavit has been signed and notarized, it must be attached to the will. When the will goes to probate, the affidavit will be admissible as testimony on behalf of the witnesses and, therefore, they will not need to present themselves in court.

Laws

  • Statute – AS 13.12.504
  • Signing Requirements – Two (2) witnesses and a notary public.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word (.docx) or Open Document Text (.odt).

Step 2 – In the First (1st) Statement of the Affidavit, the Name of Testator and Date of Signing will need to be supplied in the appropriate fields.

Step 3 – Next, the Testator will need to provide their signature on the “Testator’s Signature” line in the presence of a Notary Public.

Step 4 – The Names of the Two (2) Witnesses will have to be entered in the Second (2nd) Statement of the Affidavit before they both sign in the presence of the Notary.

Step 5 – Both Witnesses will need to give their Witnesses’ Signatures in the appropriate fields below the Second (2nd) Statement. Below that, the State and Judicial District in which the Affidavit is being executed must also be entered.

Step 6 – After both Statements have been completed and the Testator and Witnesses have supplied their signatures, the Notary Public will need to fill out the Notary Acknowledgment at the bottom of the form. They will have to enter the Testator’s Name, the Witnesses’ Names, and the Date of Signing, in addition to providing their Notary Signature, Official Capacity of Officer, and Seal.