Arkansas Last Will and Testament Form

The Arkansas last will and testament form is legal document that is Prepared by the Testator (owner of the will) that would clearly state exactly how they would like to have their estate (real property and personal property) distributed after they are deceased, The document will direct an executor (personal representative), appointed by the Principal as to how the estate would be distributed, so that the wishes of the Principal will never be in question. This document must be attested by two (2) witnesses and, in some cases, signed before a notary public.  § 28-25-102

Laws – § 28-1-102(20)

How to Write

Step 1 – The establishment of the document would be accomplished by downloading the document and entering the full name of the Principal

  • In the paragraph following, the Principal must enter:
  • Principal’s name
  • City where they reside
  • County located in the state
  • Read the remainder of the paragraph
  • Read Titled section “Expenses and Taxes”

Step 2 – Personal Representative – The Principal may appoint a personal representative/agent by providing the following:

  • Line 1 – Enter the name of the initial appointee
  • Their address
  • County of residence
  • Resident state

To appoint an alternate, should the initial agent be unable or unwilling to complete service in this capacity enter:

  • The name of the alternate appointee
  • Their address
  • County of residence
  • Resident state

Step 3 – Disposition of Property – Within this section of the document will be provided three (3) sections for which the Principal may provide beneficiary information and enter the property to be bequeathed to each, Should there be more than 3 beneficiaries, the Principal may add a sheet entering the same information to the additional beneficiaries. The following information will be required for each beneficiary:

  • Full name of beneficiary
  • Current address
  • Relationship to the Testator
  • The last four (4) digits of the beneficiary’s Social Security Number (SSN)
  • The Principal must read the next two paragraphs of the document. If additional instructions would apply, add them on a separate sheet,

Step 4 – Titled Sections and all Subsections- The Testator must carefully review the following:

  • Omissions
  • Bond
  • Discretionary Powers of Personal Representative (subsections A – K)
  • Contesting Beneficiary
  • Guardian Ad Litem Not Required
  • Gender
  • Assignment
  • Governing Law

Step 5 – Binding Agreement – The Principal must read and agree to the first paragraph and submit the following in the second paragraph:

  • Testator’s name
  • The execution of the document in dd/m/yy format
  • Submit Testator’s name
  • Printed name
  • The date the signature in dd/m/yy format
  • Testator’s name

Step 6 – Witness Signatures and Notary Public – All signatories must be present before a notary public for signature and recording of signature –

Witnesses –

  • Both Witnesses must enter their signatures
  • Complete current addresses

Testamentary Affidavit –

  • Through this section, the notary shall acknowledge this document after completion, all parties must be present
  • The notary shall enter the names of the parties
  • Enter the signature of the Testator
  • Enter the signatures of the respective witnesses