LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
I,_______________________, a resident of ___________, ____________
County, Texas declare this to be my Last W ill and Testament, and hereby expressly
revoke all prior W ills and codicils.
I direct that all of my legal debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as
practicable after my death.
I direct that my INDEPENDENT EXECUTRIX pay out of my residuary estate,
without apportionment, all estate, inheritance succession and other taxes, assessed
by reason of my death by the government of the United States or by the State of
Texas if any shall then be owing.
I appoint my wife,______________________, as my INDEPENDENT
EXECUTRIX of this Will. If she is unable or unwilling to act or continue to act in that
capacity, then I appoint __________________________, as my INDEPENDENT
EXECUTOR of this Will. I direct that no action shall be taken in any court in the
administration of my estate other than probating and recording of this W ill and the
return of an inventory appraisement and list of claims of my estate. No bond or other
security shall be required of any EXECUTOR appointed in this W ill.
If any person whether or not related in any way by blood to me shall either
directly or indirectly attempt to oppose or set aside the probate of this W ill or to
impair or invalidate any of the provisions hereof and such person shall establish a
right to any part of my estate, I give and bequeath to such person the sum of ONE
DOLLAR ($1.00) only and no further interest whatsoever in my estate.
I bequeath to my wife,________________________, all the rest and residue
of my estate, being all of my property, both real and personal, owned by me at the
time of my death. If my wife shall not survive me by five (5) days, then I bequeath
all of my property in trust to ____________________________, for the use and
benefit of my minor children _______________________________.
It is hereby expressed as my desire that should my
wife_______________________ predecease me or not survive me by thirty (30)
days that ________________________, be hereby irrevocably appointed Guardian
for my minor children_______________________________.
IN W ITNESS W HEREOF, I hereby declare this to be my Last W ill and
Testament and herewith sign my name to same (typewritten on 5 pages, including
the attestation clause, signature of witnesses and my self-proving acknowledgment
and the affidavits of the witnesses), in the presence of the undersigned attesting
witnesses, all present at the same time, each of whom signed this W ill at my
request, in my presence and in the presence of each other, all done this ______ day
of ___________________, 20____.
The undersigned each of whom is over fourteen (14) years of age, hereby
declare that the Testator declared to us that the foregoing instrument is his Last W ill
and Testament and that he requested us to act as witnesses to the same and to his
signature thereon. He thereupon signed said W ill in our presence, all of us being
present at the same time. And we now, at his request and in his presence and in the
presence of each other, do hereunto sign our names as attesting witnesses, on this
_______ day of ______________, 20____ at _______________________________
__________________________________, ____________ County, Texas. We, and
each of us, declare that we believe the said Testator to be of sound mind and
STATE OF TEXAS §
COUNTY OF ________________ §
Before me the undersigned authority on this day personally appeared
__________________________ known to me to be the Testator and the witnesses
respectively, whose names are subscribed to the annexed or foregoing instrument
in their respective capacities, and all of said persons being by me duly sworn, the
Testator____________________, declared to me and to the said witnesses in my
presence that said instrument is his Last W ill and Testament, and that he had
willingly made and executed it as his free act and deed for the purposes therein
expressed; and the said witnesses each under oath stated to me in the presence
and hearing of said Testator that the said Testator had declared to them that
Instrument is his Last W ill and Testament, and that he executed the same as such
and wanted each of them to sign it as witnesses; and upon their oaths each witness
stated further that they did sign the same as witnesses in the presence of the said
Testator and at his request; that he was at that time eighteen (18) years of age or
over and was of sound mind; and that each witness was then at least fourteen (14)
years of age.
S ubscribed and acknowledged before me by the said
Testator,____________________, and subscribed and sworn to before my by the
said witnesses __________________________, ____________________ and
_____________________________ on this _____ day of ______________, 20___.
Notary Public in and for
The State of Texas