Make Your Will – Step 2

Please fill out the following questionnaire for your Will. Think carefully about your answers. If you are unsure about any of the questions, click the for more information on the topic or refer to our FAQ section. Remember, the will you make today is not valid until it is signed and witnessed.



When you are satisfied with your answers, click the button at the bottom of the form to see your completed Will. You can then print the page by choosing File – Print from the browser menu, or you can copy all the text from the page and paste it into a document of your choice. When you leave this website, all of your personal information is destroyed to preserve your privacy.

After viewing and printing your Will, you can go to the Documents section to print a Cover Page for your Will, as well as a Documents Locator and a Funeral Preferences page.

Your Name and Address
Enter your full legal name.  eg: John William Smith
Your city or town of residence
Your State:
Your Executor   more information on Executors 
Who do you want to be the executor of your will?
In what city or town does your executor live?
In what state does your executor live?
If, for some reason, the person you named cannot be executor, who would you like as an alternative?
In what city or town does the alternate executor live?
In what state does the alternate executor live?
Guardian(s) of your Children   more information on Guardians
If you die leaving minor or dependent children without a surviving parent, who would you like to name as guardian(s) of your children?
In what city or town do the guardian(s) live?
In which state do the guardian(s) live?
If, for some reason, the person(s) you named cannot be guardian, who would you like to name as alternate guardian(s)?
In what city or town do the alternate guardian(s) live?
In which state do the alternate guardian(s) live?
Legacies and Bequests
Do you have any special legacies or bequests you would like to make?
Example:
• I leave $5000.00 to my friend Shirley Johnson.
• To my grandchildren Bob and Mary I leave the piano they enjoyed so much.
• I leave $1000.00 to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Estate Residue   more information on Estate
To whom do you leave the rest of your estate?  (Primary Beneficiary – typically the spouse *) You may name more than one Primary Beneficiary.
In what city or town does your Primary Beneficiary live?
In what state does your Primary Beneficiary live?
*Note – according to this standard will, if you do not name a Primary Beneficiary or if the Primary Beneficiary is not living on the thirtieth day after the date of your death, your estate will be shared equally among your children (or their children). Please appoint an alternate beneficiary below, in the case that you are predeceased by all of your children.
If your Primary Beneficiary is not living on the thirtieth day after the date of your death, and all of your children and grandchildren have predeceased you, to whom do you leave the rest of your estate? (Alternate Beneficiary)
In what city or town does your Alternate Beneficiary live?
In what state does your Alternate Beneficiary live?