Kansas Self-Proving Affidavit Form

The Kansas self-proving affidavit is a legal document confirming the authenticity of a last will and testament. Following the death of a testator (creator of will), the self-proving affidavit will be presented to court officials to prove that the individual’s will was created voluntarily, competently, and in accordance with State law. This procedure enables the will to pass through the probate process without the presence of the testator’s witnesses. The self-proving affidavit, whether executed simultaneously with a will or drafted at a subsequent date, will need to be signed by the testator (creator of will) in the presence of a notary public and two (2) competent witnesses.

Last Will and Testament – Describes how an individual’s personal property and other assets shall be distributed following their death.

Laws – § 59-606

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 – Use the first two (2) empty fields to specify the State and County where the document is being executed. 

Step 3 – In the space following the words “personally appeared,” enter the Name of the Testator. The following two (2) empty spaces must contain the Names of both Witnesses. Next, enter the Testator’s Name once again in the remaining space.

Step 4 – The Testator must inscribe their Signature in the first available signature field. Each Witness must then provide their Signatures using the two (2) remaining signature fields.

Step 5 – The final portion of the Affidavit is to be completed by a Notarial Officer. In the first three (3) spaces below the “NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT” title, the Notary must enter the Testator’s Name followed by the Names of both Witnesses. The remaining three (3) fields must contain the Date (Day, Month, Year).

Step 6 – The Notary must continue by providing their Signature. Next, the Notary must enter the Official Capacity of Officer (their title) before affixing their official Seal.


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