Arizona Self-Proving Affidavit Form

The Arizona self-proving affidavit is a document which confirms that a willmaker (known as a “testator”) legally and voluntarily executed a last will and testament. In Arizona, a self-proving affidavit is not required to prove the validity of a will in court. However, through the incorporation of a self-proving affidavit, the testator can be assured with near certainty that probate officials will accept the last will and testament. Additionally, executing a self-proving affidavit expedites the probate process by eliminating the requirement for witness appearances in court. The testator and two (2) witnesses will need to sign the affidavit in the presence of a notarial officer.

Last Will and Testament – Establishes a plan for the distribution of an individual’s assets after they die.

Laws – § 14-2504

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 (.docx).

Step 2 – The Testator must provide the following information in the spaces below the title of the Affidavit:

  • First and Last Name
  • Day
  • Month
  • Year

After the Testator provides the above information, they will need to Sign the Affidavit in the presence of the Witnesses and the Notary Public.

Step 3 – One (1) Witness will need to enter their Name in the next space. The second Witness must enter their Name in the subsequent space. Once the Witness Names are specified, each Witness must Sign using the available signature fields.

Step 4 – The final steps in the process will require the Notary Public to fill out the acknowledgment area. Below the “NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT” heading, the Notary must enter the following:

  • State
  • County
  • Name of Testator
  • Name of First Witness
  • Name of Second Witness
  • Day
  • Month
  • Year

Step 5 – The Notary will complete the Affidavit by providing their Signature, entering their Official Capacity of Officer, and affixing their Notarial Seal.


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