Last Will and Testament - Widower with Minor Children

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					This Last Will and Testament may be used by an individual who is a widower with minor
children. It is intended to adequately provide for the appointment of a personal
representative who will administer the widower'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 widowers who want to determine the manner in which their assets are
distributed upon death.
                                LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF

                          _______________________________________
                            [Instruction: Insert the name of testator]

I, _______________________________________, [Instruction: Insert the name of testator] a
resident of __STATE__, under __STATE__ [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 a Widower of _______________________________________ [Instruction: Insert the
name of your deceased spouse]. I have not remarried or entered into a domestic partnership or
civil union. Further, I am a parent of the following minor children:

[Instruction: Insert the name of the children 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 that 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, whetheroriginal, substitute, or successor shall hereafter also be
referred to as my “executor”.

                                         ARTICLE III


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                                         BEQUESTS

I will, give, and bequeath unto the persons named below, if he or she survives me, the Property
described below: [Instruction: Specify the name of person’s and details of property you wish
to give them in the sections provided below]

Name         :_____________________________________
Address      :_____________________________________
Relationship :_____________________________________
Property     :________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________.

Name         : _____________________________________
Address      : _____________________________________
Relationship : _____________________________________
Property     :________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________.

Name         : _____________________________________
Address      : _____________________________________
Relationship : _____________________________________
Property     :________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________.

If a named beneficiary to this Will predeceases me, the bequest to such person shall lapse, and
the property shall pass under the other provisions of this Will. If I do not possess or own any
property listed above on the date of my death, the bequest of that property shall lapse.

                                         ARTICLE IV

                                ALL PROPERTY OF EVERY KIND

I will, devise, bequeath, and give all of my property and estate of every kind and character,
including, but not limited to, real and personal property in which I may have an interest at the
date of my death and which is not otherwise effectively disposed of (“Residuary Estate”), to my
child(ren)_____________________________________m[Instruction: Insert the name of child
or children]. If any of my children shall predecease me, then the equal share set apart for that
deceased child shall instead be distributed to his or her descendants, per stirpes. If one of my
children shall predecease me leaving no descendants surviving, then the equal share set apart for


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that deceased child shall instead be distributed to my other child, or if that child has also
predeceased me, then to his or her descendants, per stirpes.

                                          ARTICLE V

                                APPOINTMENT OF TRUSTEE

I appoint _____________________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of the trustee], or
if    the    named      Trustee       is    unable    or   unwilling     to    serve,   I   appoint
_____________________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of the alternate trustee], as
Trustee of the Trust provisions of this Will to serve in said capacity with all the powers during
the administration of the Trust as are granted to Trustees under __STATE__ [STATUTE],
including the power to sell any of the real or personal property of the Trust for cash or on credit
or to mortgage it or to lease it, all to be exercised without Court order. The Trustee named herein
shall also have all powers as are granted to my Personal Representative under the provisions of
this Will during the administration of this private Trust.

                                          ARTICLE VI

            PROPERTY TO VEST IN TRUSTEE FOR MINOR BENEFICIARY

1. If at the time of my death, any of my child(ren) are minors under the age of Twenty Eighteen
   (18) years of age, then I direct my Per
				
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Description: This Last Will and Testament may be used by an individual who is a widower with minor children. It is intended to adequately provide for the appointment of a personal representative who will administer the widower'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 widowers who want to determine the manner in which their assets are distributed upon death.