South Dakota Will Forms | Last Will and Testament | Living Will

South Dakota will forms are documents that an individual may procure and use to prepare for an end of life situation, whether the person (Testator) is elderly, terminally ill or if the individual is of age and would like to ensure that their possessions (estate) are distributed as they wish to their chosen beneficiaries. They may also wish to prepare their “living will” which is a document that an individual (Principal) would use to outline their decisions regarding a time when/if they are faced with end of life circumstances. This document will present specific instructions to the Principal’s medical providers, health care agent and family; the medical instructions they would like to have honored when the time arrives that they are no longer able to make their own medical decisions one on one with their physicians. These documents will require witnesses and/or notarization.

South Dakota Last Will and Testament Form

South Dakota Last Will and Testament Form

The South Dakota last will and testament is a legal document (standard will) that is provided that will allow anyone of age (testator) to complete a written outline as record of their wishes with regard to their estate. The estate may include personal property, financial accounts and real property.The document will allow an executor (representative) to distribute the testator’s […]

South Dakota Living Will Form

South Dakota Living Will Form

The South Dakota living will is a legal document that would be completed by any person (Principal) in the event that the Principal may be placed in a position that may leave the Principal unable to communicate their wishes for their personal health care. With this form they will have legally recorded how the Principal would like their […]

Last Will and Testament VS Living Will

Last Will and Testament – An Individual (Testator) would use this standard will document, to create a record of the testator’s instructions, while of sound mind, pertaining to how, specifically, the Testator would instruct their personal representative to distribute their personal property, financial accounts and real property. This would be the property that the testator would wish to pass on to their beneficiaries after the testator passes away. Should the testator have any intention to name a personal representative (executor) to distribute their estate, this document will provide the ability to name a representative of their choice. The document may be changed or revoked at the testator’s discretion.

Living Will – Often also known as an “Advance Directive,” is designed to allow an individual (Principal), the ability, while of sound mind, to specify their preferred medical treatment. This form should be implemented when there is certainty that  the Principal will at no point, any longer have the ability to make or communicate their own medical choices. The Principal may specify if they would wish to allow their health care representative to help in their decision making, while they are still of sound mind.  This document may be revoked or changed at the specific direction of the Principal only.