Kentucky Self-Proving Affidavit Form

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Updated June 01, 2022

A Kentucky self-proving affidavit is an instrument used to aid in the probate process by proving the validity of an individual’s last will and testament. Execution of the affidavit indicates to court officials that the testator (will creator) was the individual who conceived the will and that their wishes have been correctly communicated in the document. State law demands that the affidavit be completed in the presence of a notary public and two (2) witnesses. Once signed by the testator, both witnesses must inscribe their signatures before the notary can complete the document


  • Statute§ 394.225
  • Signing Requirements– Two (2) witnesses and a notary public.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the document in Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), or OpenDocument.

Step 2 – The Testator must begin filling in the document by entering their Name followed by the Day, Month, and Year of the document’s execution. The Testator must then provide their Signature in the remaining space.

Step 3 – Here, the two (2) Witnesses must enter their Names in available spaces.

Step 4 – The next step demands that the Witnesses provide their Signatures and Printed Names.

Step 5 – After the parties have given their signatures, a Notary Public will need to fill out the “NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT” portion of the document. The Notary will need to enter the State and County where the transaction is taking place. Next, the Notary must enter the Testator’s Name followed by the Names of both Witnesses. In the remaining two (2) spaces, the Notary must provide the Date (Day followed by the Month and Year).

Step 6 – The Notary must supply then supply their Signature before specifying their Title next to the “Official Capacity of Officer” field. The form will be completed upon the Notary affixing their official Seal.