This is an example will only.
Wills vary from person to person.
Last Will and Testament
I, ______________________________, resident in the City of ____________________, County
of ____________________, State of ____________________, being of sound mind and
disposing memory and not acting under duress or undue influence, and fully understanding the
nature and extent of all my property and of this disposition thereof, do hereby make, publish, and
declare this document to be my Last Will and Testament, and do hereby revoke any and all other
wills and codicils heretofore made by me.
a. I direct that all my debts, and expenses of my last illness, funeral, and burial, be paid as
soon after my death as may be reasonably convenient, and I hereby authorize my
Personal Representative (or Executor), hereinafter appointed, to settle and discharge, in
his or her absolute discretion, any claims made against my estate.
b. I further direct that my Personal Representative (or Executor) shall pay out of my estate
any and all estate and inheritance taxes payable by reason of my death in respect of all
items included in the computation of such taxes, whether passing under this Will or
otherwise. Said taxes shall be paid by my Personal Representative (or Executor) or
Trustee as if such taxes were my debts without recovery of any part of such tax payments
from anyone who receives any item included in such computation.
a. The entire residue of the property owned by me at my death, real and personal and
wherever situate, I devise and bequeath to my Trustees appointed under the
____________________________ Family Inter Vivos Trust Agreement signed by myself
as Grantor and dated the _____ day of September, 20___, to be held for the purposes and
distributed as therein provided, and also in accordance with any amendments to said
Trust made prior to my death. It is my intention that said Trust be administered free from
the continuing control of the court having jurisdiction of the settlement of its accounts or
the power of any beneficiary to bring suit for an accounting.
b. If for any reason, property may not pass or does not pass by way of or through the before-
mentioned, are specifically made a part of this Will by reference and all properties shall
be held, administered, and distributed pursuant to the terms thereof, and the Personal
Representative (or Executor) will assume and perform all of the duties of the Trustee.