New Jersey Last Will and Testament Form

New Jersey Last Will and Testament Form is a tool you may use to make sure that your Beneficiaries, the ones left behind after your death, will be able to take ownership of the property, assets, or monies you wish to bequeath to them. This paperwork will adhere to Title 3 B – Administration Of Estates in the 2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes. It will set the language required to name your Personal Representative and your Beneficiaries while still allowing enough freedom to address each separately in their own sections. Before sitting down to fill this paperwork out, make sure the Personal Representative(s) you elect to carry out your wishes and yourself have a clear level of communication so that your final intentions may be seen through reliably.

Laws – 3B:3-1, et seq.

How to Write

1 – Download The Paperwork Required To Deliver Issue Your Last Will And Testament In New Jersey

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2 – You must Identify Yourself As The Issuer Of this Document

The title of this paperwork will contain an empty line after the word “Of.” Enter your name on this line so this document will present itself as yours.         The first paragraph will also require your name since it acts as a declaration statement. Enter your name on the first blank line then record the city and county of your residence on the next two lines in that order.           


3 – Name Your Personal Representative With Authority

The person who you wish to carry out your wishes, your “Personal Representative,” must be appointed in the second article. Locate the first blank space following the phrase “I Nominate And Appoint…” then, record the full name of the individual you intend to grant the authority to act as your Personal Representative with your estate.          Report the residential address of your Personal Representative by inputting his or her street address, county, and state of residence across the next three available lines.                   The second sentence in this declaration paragraph will give you the chance to name an individual who will take up the mantle of being your Personal Representative should the one you have just named either not accept the appointment or be unable to. After the phrase “…Then I Nominate,” input the full name of the alternate Personal Representative.                               The next three lines of this sentence will need the full residential address of your Alternate Personal Representative documented in their contents (as requested). Furnish this material accordingly.           


4 – Attend To The Testator Declaration

The third article “III. Disposition Of Property,” will begin with your bequeathment and will be divided by several headings – each one of the first three headings have been set to allow for one individual to be named as the Recipient of whatever items of property (tangible or intangible) you have decided he or she should receive upon your death. The first step in producing such a report on these wishes is to name this Recipient or Beneficiary. Do so on the first blank line in the “1st Beneficiary” statement.                There will be a strong need for your Personal Representative to positively identify the person you wish to leave possessions to. To this end, find the second blank line in the “1st Beneficiary” then report your 1st Beneficiary’s entire address on it. This must be his or her permanent address and verifiable through his or her identification papers (i.e. state I.D. or Driver’s License).         The second blank line of this statement is set so you may define what role the 1st Beneficiary plays in your life (i.e. Parent, Friend, Significant Other).                                 Lastly, the last four digits of your 1st Beneficiary’s social security number is required. Enter this on the line attached to the text “Xxx-Xx-”   The line that follows the term “…The Following Property” is reserved strictly for a listing of the tangible and/or intangible property you wish your 1st Beneficiary to take ownership of when you pass away.  You may name as many Beneficiaries as you like by copying and pasting an unattended Beneficiary paragraph and naming it accordingly. This template assumes three unique individuals may be named to this role, notice in the example below that only one Beneficiary is set to receive the inheritance.               You must verify your understanding of the effect of this directive. Locate the article labeled “XII. Binding Arrangement” then fill in your entire name on the blank line between the phrase “I, The Undersigned” and the term “Do Hereby Declare”             The next portion of this statement seeks the exact calendar date when this document is being executed. Three blank lines have been supplied for this purpose. Record the current two-digit calendar day, the month name, and the two-digit year when you sign this completed paperwork on the last three lines in the final directive statement. You must sign your full name on the blank line labeled “Testator Signature” then print it on the line “Testator (Printed Name)”     


5 – Relinquish This Document For The Authentication Process

After signing this document, you must pass it to the parties verifying that you have indeed signed it. The first will be the two Witnesses who have viewed your actions. The testimonial beginning with phrase “The Foregoing Instrument…” will need the date of signature produced across the three lines that follow these opening words and the full name of the Signature Party (You) presented on the line attached to the words “…End Thereof By”                        When this testimonial has been supplied with the above information, each Witness must sign a unique “Witness Signature” line then produce his or her permanent “Address” on the adjacent line.           After signing their names, the Witnesses must turn this document over to the Notary Public attending these signatures. He or she will provide the location, date, and individuals participating in this signing to the top half of the “Testamentary Affidavit” section. After entering this information, the Testator (You) and each Witness must sign the blank lines “Testator Signature” and “Witness Signature” (respectively). Once the Notary Public is satisfied, a production of his or her credentials will be documented to finalize this section.