Minnesota Last Will and Testament Form

The Minnesota last will and testament is a legal document, a standard will, that is designed to guide an individual (Testator), while of sound mind, in setting fourth specific instructions that will assist an assigned executor in dividing their estate (personal, real property and financial accounts) after the death of the testator. The document will provide a record of the testator’s wishes so that there will be no questions with regard to how the division should occur. The testator may change or revoke this document at any time

Laws – MN Statutes §524, et seq.

How to Write

Step 1 –  The testator may download the document – Establish the document by entering the Testaor’s name in the first line on the page, then proceed:

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

Step 2 – Establish the Executor – The Testator will have the ability to establish an executor by entering the following:

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

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

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

Step 3 – Disposition of  Listed Property –Submit beneficiary information. Ithere are more than three (3) beneficiaries, add a sheet with their information and attach it to the form

  • Beneficiary’s name
  • Address
  • Relationship to the testator
  • Submit the last four (4) digits of the beneficiary’s Social Security Number (SSN)
  • The Testator must review the next paragraphs
  • If additional instructions will apply, the Testator may add a separate sheet

Step 4 – Titled Sections – Read all of the following titled sections and subsections:

  • 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. Submit:

  • Testator’s name
  • Submit the date that the document has been executed (dd/mm/yyyy)
  • Testator’s name
  • Testator’s printed name
  • Date of signature (in dd/m/yy format)
  • Testator’s name

Step 6 – Witness Signatures and Notary Public – Signatories must be present before one another and all before a notary public

Witnesses –

  • Witnesses must provide their signatures
  • Current addresses

Testamentary Affidavit –

  • The notary shall acknowledge this document once completed
  • The notary will provide the names of all signatories personally
  • The Testator will then enter their signature
  • Witnesses must provide signatures