Maine Last Will and Testament Form

The Maine last will and testament is a document that would be used by an individual who would like to prepare, while they are of sound mind, how they would choose to divide their estate among their chosen beneficiaries, after the Testator’s death. Should the Testator choose, they may delegate a trusted executor by use of this document as well. The document will require two witnesses. The document may also be revoked or changed at any time.

Laws – 18-A §§2-501, et seq.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the document – Provide the Testator’s name at the top of the page in the line provided:

  • Enter the Testator’s name
  • City
  • County
  • Review “Expenses and Taxes”

Step 2 – Establish an Executor – The Testator establish an executor by providing the following:

  • The name of the initial executor
  • Address
  • County of residence
  • State of residence

If the first selected executor is unavailable, an alternate may be established in advance. Enter the following:

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

Step 3 – Disposition of Testator’s Property –Enter all beneficiary information, if there are more beneficiaries than will fit onto this form, add a sheet with their information and attach it to the form

  • 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:

  • 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 Principal must read and agree to the first paragraph. Then enter the following:

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

Step 6 – Witness Signatures

Witnesses –

  • Witnesses must enter their signatures (respectively)
  • Current addresses

Testamentary Affidavit (Optional) –

  • The notary shall acknowledge this document after completion
  • The notary will provide the names of all parties
  • Testator will enter their signature
  • Witnesses shall enter signatures