South Carolina Last Will and Testament Form

The South Carolina last will and testament is a legal document that is prepared by a “Testator” to prepare for the distribution of their estate. The document will allow the Testator to name an executor to divide the estate after the testator’s death. The form will allow the Testator to also name all of their beneficiaries and list all of their information. The form must be completed while the the testator is of sound mind and the executor must consider all of the written instructions as the division of the property takes place, in order to properly honor the Testator’s wishes. The form will require witnesses and notarization in order to be legally effective. It may also be revoked as the testator deems necessary.

Laws – South Carolina Code of Laws 62-2-501, et seq.: Wills

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the document – Establish the testator by entering the testator’s name at the top of the page – continue by submitting:

  • The testator’s name
  • City and county of residence
  • Read“Expenses and Taxes”

Step 2 – Appointment of Personal Representative (executor) – The Testator may establish an executor by providing the following:

  • The name of the representative
  • Address
  • County and state of residence
  • State of residence

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

  • Alternate’s name
  • Address
  • County of residence
  • State of residence

Step 3 – Distribution of Testator’s Property –Submit all beneficiary information as follows:

  • Beneficiary’s name
  • Full Address
  • Relationship to testator
  • Submit the required last four (4) digits of the beneficiary’s Social Security Number
  • The Testator must read over the next paragraphs
  • If additional instructions needed, the Testator may add a sheet and attach it to this document

Step 4 – 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 should read and agree to the first paragraph. Submit the following:

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

Step 6 – Witnesses Signatures and Notary – Signatories must be present before one another and before a notary, before application of signature

Witnesses –

  • Witnesses (respective) signatures
  • Complete addresses

Testamentary Affidavit –

  • The notary shall witness and record signatures and completing the notary form
  • Testator’s signature
  • Witnesses signatures

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