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Arkansas Last Will and Testament - Single with Minor Children

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                             This Last Will and Testament may be used by an individual who is single with minor
                             children. It is intended to adequately provide for the appointment of a personal
                             representative who will administer the individual's last will and testament and carry out its
                             provisions. This document will make sure that the individual's assets and property are
                             distributed in the manner prescribed by the individual. It also includes a testamentary trust
                             that will provide for any minor beneficiaries until they reach the age of twenty-one and
                             appoints a guardian for the minor children. This document is a useful estate planning tool
                             for individuals located in Arkansas who want to determine the manner in which their assets
                             are distributed upon death.
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                            LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF

                        _______________________________________
                          [Instruction: Insert the name of Testator]

I, _______________________________________, [Instruction: Insert the name of testator] a
resident of Arkansas, under Arkansas [STATUTE], being of legal age and sound and disposing
mind and memory, and not being actuated by any duress, menace, fraud, mistake, or undue
influence, do make, publish, and declare this to be my last will and testament (hereinafter the
“Last Will and Testament” or the “Will”), hereby expressly revoking all Wills and Codicils
previously made by me.

                                          ARTICLE I

                                MARRIAGE AND CHILDREN

I am single. I am the parent of the following minor children:

[Instruction: Insert the name(s) of the minor Child(ren) and their respective Date of Birth]

Name:      __________________________            Date     of    Birth:     __________________
Name:      __________________________            Date     of    Birth:     __________________
Name:      __________________________            Date     of    Birth:     __________________


                                          ARTICLE II

                              PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE

I appoint ____________________________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of
Personal Representative] as Personal Representative of this my Last Will and Testament and
provide if this Personal Representative is unable or unwilling to serve, then I appoint
____________________________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of Alternate
Personal Representative] as alternate Personal Representative. My Personal Representative
shall be authorized to carry out all provisions of this Will and pay my just debts that may be
probated, registered, and allowed against my estate. However, this provision shall not extend the
statute of limitations for the payment of debts, or enlarge upon my legal obligation or any
statutory duty of Personal Representative to pay debts and funeral expenses.

No bond or security of any kind shall be required of any personal representative appointed in this
will.

My personal representative, whether original, substitute, or successor shall hereafter also be
referred to as my “Executor”.
                                              ARTICLE III

                                              GUARDIAN

In the event I shall die as the sole parent of minor children, then I appoint
______________________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of the Guardian] as
Guardian of said minor children. If this named Guardian is unable or unwilling to serve, then I
appoint ___________________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of the alternate
Guardian] as alternate Guardian.

                                              ARTICLE IV

                                               BEQ
				
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Description: This Last Will and Testament may be used by an individual who is single with minor children. It is intended to adequately provide for the appointment of a personal representative who will administer the individual's last will and testament and carry out its provisions. This document will make sure that the individual's assets and property are distributed in the manner prescribed by the individual. It also includes a testamentary trust that will provide for any minor beneficiaries until they reach the age of twenty-one and appoints a guardian for the minor children. This document is a useful estate planning tool for individuals located in Arkansas who want to determine the manner in which their assets are distributed upon death.
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