1. I HEREBY REVOKE all wills, codicils, and testamentary disposition of every nature and kind whatsoever by me heretofore made.
11. I NOMINATE, CONSTITUTE, AND APPOINT my wife, [enter spouse’s name], to be the sole personal representative of this, my will; provided that should my said wife predecease me, or should she be unwilling or unable to act, then I NOMINATE, CONSTITUTE, AND APPOINT my sister [enter name] to be the personal representative of this, my will, in the place and stead of my said wife.
111. I DIRECT my personal representative to pay my just debts, funeral, and testamentary expenses and all income taxes, estate, inheritance and succession duties, or taxes wheresoever payable.
1V. I GIVE, DEVISE AND BEQUEATH all of my property of every nature and kind and wheresoever situate, including any property over which I may have a general power of appointment, to my personal representative on the following trusts.
a. In the event that my said wife, [enter spouse’s name, survives me for a period of thirty days, I direct my personal representative to pay or transfer to my said wife the residue of my estate for her own use absolutely;
b. In the event that my said wife shall predecease me or, surviving me, die within a period of thirty days following my decease, I direct my personal representative to divide the residue of my estate equally between [enter name], [enter name], & [enter name] for their own use absolutely; provided that if any of the aforementioned should predecease me, then their issue shall be entitled to the share of their deceased parent, such share to be divided among such issue in equal shares per stirpes.
c. If any person should become entitled to any share in my estate before attaining the age of eighteen, the share of such person shall be entrusted by my representative to the parent or guardian of such person, and as much of the net income therefrom and so much of the capital thereof as they in their uncontrolled direction consider necessary or advisable shall be used for the benefit of such person until he or she attains the age of eighteen. I declare that the receipt of such share by the parent or guardian shall be sufficient discharge to my representative, and my representative shall have no obligation to see the application thereof.
V. I HEREBY direct my personal representative that my body be cremated, and that my funeral be conducted in a simple manner, and that all expenses in connection with my funeral be kept to a minimum.
V1. I AUTHORIZE AND EMPOWER my personal representative to sell, mortgage and convey all or any part of my real estate or personal estate for cash or for credit or partly for cash and partly for credit at such times, for such amounts and on such terms as my personal representative may deem advisable.
IN WITNESS HEREOF I have to this, my last will and testament, written upon this and the one preceding page of paper, subscribed my name this ___ day of [month], [year].
SIGNED, PUBLISHED, AND DECLARED
By the said testator,
[your name], us and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, both present at the same time, who, at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses.
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It is recommended that wills and powers of attorneys are drafted through a lawyer especially in more complex situations. The above content should only be used in very basic situations and should be witnessed by persons that are unrelated and not named as beneficiaries, executors, or powers of attorneys.
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