Idaho Last Will and Testament Form

The Idaho last will and testament form is a legally enforceable document that is to be is prepared by the Testator (owner of the will) while they are of sound mind. This document will clearly state precisely how the Testator would choose to have their estate (real property, financial accounts and personal property) distributed, after their death, The document will specifically instruct an executor, delegated by the Testator, as to how the estate would be distributed, so that the wishes of the Testator will be honored as written.

The document must be witnessed and signed by two witnesses. As well they must be acknowledged by a notary public. All signing parties must provide signatures before the notary in order for the document to be effective in the state of Idaho. Copies should be provided to all signatories and other interested parties

Laws – §§15-2-501, et seq.

How to Write

Step 1 – The document may be established by submitting the full name of the Testator at the top, in the first clear line of the document, then enter the following:

  • Testator’s name
  • City
  • County
  • Review the remaining portions of this section
  • Read section “Expenses and Taxes”

Step 2 – Personal Representative – The Principal may appoint an executor by providing the following information:

  • In Line 1 – Enter the name of the initially appointed executor
  • Address
  • County
  • State

Should the initially appointed executor become unable or unwilling to provide service in this capacity, an alternate executor may be appointed in advance. Submit the following information:

  • Enter the name of the alternate
  • Address
  • Alternate’s county of residence
  • State of residence

Step 3 – Disposition of Property –Enter all beneficiary information as follows. If there are more than three beneficiaries, add a sheet with all of the same beneficiary information then sign the sheet and attack to the document:

  • Provide the full name of each beneficiary
  • Current address
  • Beneficiary’s relation to the Testator
  • Provide the last four (4) digits of the beneficiary’s Social Security Number (SSN)
  • The Testator must carefully read and understand the next paragraphs
  • Should additional instructions apply,the Testator may add a separate sheet and attach

Step 4 – Titled Sections and all Subsections- The Testator shall review the following information:

  • 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. Enter the following information into the second paragraph:

  • Testator’s name
  • Provide the date of the exectution of the document
  • Testator’s name
  • Testator’s Printed name
  • Provide the date of the signature in dd/m/yy format
  • Testator’s name

Step 6 – Witness Signatures and Notary Public – All signing parties shall be  present before a notary public for witness of signatures

Witnesses –

  • Witness must provide  their signatures
  • Current addresses

Testamentary Affidavit –

  • The notary shall acknowledge this document after it has been completed
  • The notary shall enter the names of the signatories
  • The Testator shall enter their signature
  • Witnesses shall submit their  signatures