Alaska Last Will and Testament Form

The Alaska last will and testament is a document that is constructed by the Testator to provide specific instructions as to how they wish to have the contents of their real property and/or personal property distributed among their chosen beneficiaries at the time of their death. This document will require the signatures of two (2) witnesses and the signed acknowledgment of a notary public.

Laws – Chapter 12. Intestacy, Wills, and Donative Transfers

How to Write

Step 1 – Once the document has been downloaded, the Testator may be established by entering their full name in the first line of the document. The testator must then enter the following into the next paragraph:

  • Testator’s name
  • City of residence
  • County of residence
  • Testator must review “Expenses and Taxes” before proceeding

Personal Representative – Testator may appoint their selected representative as well as an alternate, in the event the first selection becomes unable or unwilling to serve, by entering:

  • The representative’s name(s)
  • Address
  • County
  • State

Step 2  – Disposition of Property – The Testator may bequeath any real and/or personal property to their chosen beneficiaries by providing the beneficiaries information, Up to three beneficiaries may be listed within the document, if there are more, all of the same information must be entered on a separate sheet, signed and dated by the testator and attached to this document – submit the following:

  • Full name of each beneficiary
  • Complete address of each person
  • Relationship of beneficiary to the testator
  • Last four digits of their Social Security Number
  • Enter the property to be distributed to the respective beneficiary
  • Testator must review the last two paragraphs regarding the disbursement in the event any of the beneficiaries should predecease the testator.

Step 3 – Titled Sections and Subsections – The Testator must carefully review all of the following before signing this document:

  • Omission
  • Bond
  • Discretionary Powers of Personal Representative (read all subsections A through K)
  • Contesting Beneficiary
  • Guardian Ad Litem Not Required
  • Gender
  • Assignment
  • Governing Law

Step 4 – Binding Arrangement- Signatures and Acknowledgement – Enter the following:

  • Testator’s name
  • Date of signature in dd/m/yy format
  • Testator’s name

Witnesses Information –  (all signatories must be present to sign in the presence of one another and before a notary public) Enter:

  • Witnesses Signatures
  • Witnesses complete addresses

Testamentary Affidavit (Notary Acknowledgement) –

  • Once the form is completed and the witnesses have provided signature before the notary, the notary public will complete the top portion of the addidavit
  • Submit testator’s name
  • Submit both witnesses signatures
  • The notary public will then complete acknowledgement at the end of the document with dated signature and expiration of commission