Arizona Last Will and Testament Form

The Arizona last will and testament is a legal document that may be completed by a testator while they are mentally capable, that will dictate exactly how the testator would like to divide their personal and real property among their selected beneficiaries. The document, once recorded, may be changed at any time. The testator may assign a trusted executor as well as an alternate if they wish. The document will be required to be attested by two (2) witnesses, and, in some cases, by a notary public.  § 14-2502

Laws – § 14-1201(61)

How to Write

Step 1 – Enter the full name of the Testator, into the first line of the form, to establish the ownership of the document. In the first paragraph, submit the following:

  • The name of the testator
  • The name of the city where the testator resides
  • County of residence
  • Read “Expenses and Taxes”

Step 2 – Personal Representative – The testator may appoint an executor and an alternate executor but entering the following information for each person:

  • Name of the appointee
  • Their address
  • County
  • State

Step 3 – Disposition of Property – Within this section of the document are three spaces in which the testator may bequeath personal and real property to their chosen beneficiaries. If there are more beneficiaries to be named, add them, with all of the same following information on a separate sheet, the testator may sign the document and attach it to this form:

  • Provide the full name of the beneficiary
  • Address
  • The beneficiary’s relationship to the testator
  • The last 4 digits of the beneficiary’s social security number
  • Enter the testator’s property to be willed to the beneficiary

Follow the same procedure for each beneficiary

Step 4 – Titled Sections and Subsections – The testator must read all of the remaining titles prior to signing the document:

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

Step 5 – Binding Arrangement – The testator must read the initial paragraph in this section:

  • Name of Testator
  • Date of execution of the document in dd/m/yy
  • Testator’s signature
  • Printed name
  • Again enter the date of execution of the document in dd/m/yy format
  • Enter the name of the testator

Step 6 – Signatures and Notary – This document will require the presence of all signatories before the notary public so that the notary may properly witness and acknowledge the document. Enter:

Witnesses –

  • Each witnesses signature
  • Each witnesses complete address

Testamentary Affidavit –

  • To complete effectively complete the document, the notary shall complete the final page and shall witness the final signatures
  • Submit the testator’s signature
  • Submit each witnesses signature
  • Notary shall enter the effective date of the document and provide a notary signature and commission expiration in acknowledgement