Maryland Last Will and Testament Form

The Maryland last will and testament is a legal document that is completed by an individual who would be in preparation to ensure that their estate (personal property, real property, and or financial accounts) would be properly distributed to their beneficiaries after their death. This is a standard will. If the Testator would like to delegate powers of distribution to a selected Agent, they may establish their agent in this document. Once the document is complete, it will require two witnesses so that it may be legally effective. The Testator may change or revoke this document at their discretion at any time they feel necessary.

Laws – Estates & Trusts §§4-101, et seq.

How to Write

Step 1 – Begin by downloading the document – Submit the Testator’s name at the top of the page in the line provided:

  • Provide the Testator’s name
  • City
  • County
  • Review titled section “Expenses and Taxes”

Step 2 – Appoint an Executor – The Testator may establish any chosen executor by providing the following information:

  • Submit the name of the executor
  • Address
  • County
  • State of residence

If at any point the first appointed executor is unavailable, the Testator may  establish an alternate in advance by enter the following:

  • Submit the name of the alternate agent
  • Address
  • County
  • State

Step 3 – Disposition of Testator’s Property –Enter all beneficiary information as required on the form. (If there are more beneficiaries shall be named add them on a separate sheet and attach to this document)

  • Beneficiary’s name
  • Address
  • Relationship
  • Submit the last four (4) digits of the beneficiary’s Social Security Number (SSN) – This is a requirement
  • The Testator must read over the next paragraphs
  • If additional instructions are applicable, the Testator may add a separate sheet and attach it to this document

Step 4 – Titled Sections – Review the following titles:

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

Step 5 – Binding Agreement – The Testator must read and agree to the first paragraph. Then enter the following:

  • Testator’s name
  • Submit the date of the document’s exectution ( in dd/mm/yyyy format)
  • Testator’s name
  • Printed name
  • Date of signature in dd/m/yy format
  • Testator’s name

Step 6 – Witness Signatures

Witnesses –

  • Witnesses must submit signatures (respectively)
  • Provide Current addresses

Testamentary Affidavit (Optional) –

  • The notary shall acknowledge this document once completed
  • The notary will submit all signatory information
  • Testator shall provide their signature
  • Witnesses must provide respective signatures