Pennsylvania Self-Proving Affidavit Form

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Updated June 01, 2022

A Pennsylvania self-proving affidavit form is a legal instrument that acts as sworn testimony on behalf of two (2) witnesses of the signing of a last will and testament. By attaching the affidavit to the Will, the witnesses will not be needed to testify in probate court when the Testator’s estate is divided amongst its beneficiaries. Both witnesses must be impartial and, therefore, cannot be named beneficiaries themselves. The document must be signed by the Testator, both witnesses, and a registered notary public.

Laws

  • Statute§ 3132.1
  • Signing Requirements – Two (2) witnesses and a notary public.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDFMS Word (.docx) or OpenDocument.

Step 2 – Provide the location in which the document is being signed at the top of the page. Below that, the Testator must print their name and supply their signature where indicated.

Step 3 – Next, the names and signatures of both Witnesses must be entered into the appropriate fields.

Step 4 – The “Notary Acknowledgement” section must be completed by a Notary Public. They will need the names of the Testator and two (2) Witnesses, along with the date. Below that, the Notary must supply their signature, printed name, and official seal.

Step 5 – Once the affidavit has been signed by all parties and notarized, it can be attached to the Last Will and Testament or a copy thereof.