Tennessee Last Will and Testament Form

The Tennessee last will and testament is a legal document that is designed to guide an individual when they are preparing to organize their end of life arrangements for their estate. The Testator would have the ability to prepare the distribution of their financial accounts, real estate and/or personal property. With this document, the individual Testator would have the opportunity to select someone and appoint them as their personal representative (executor), so that their estate would be divided among their beneficiaries according to their written desires after the Testator’s death.

Laws – § 32-1-102

How to Write

Step 1 – The Testator must download the document and submit:

  • The Testator’s name
  • City and County of residence
  • Read the titled section “Expenses and Taxes”

Step 2 – Appoint a Representative (Executor) – The Testator may establish an executor by entering the following:

  • The Executor’s name
  • Address (current)
  • County and State of residence

If the first appointed executor is unavailable, the Testator may establish an alternate. Enter the following:

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

Step 3 – Disposition of  Property –Submit all beneficiary information:

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

Step 4 – Titled Sections – Review all of the following titles:

  • 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 Testator must read and agree to the first paragraph:

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

Step 6 – Witness Signatures and Notary Public – Any signatory to the document must sign in the presence of a notary

Witnesses –

  • Witnesses signatures (respectively)
  • Current Addresses

Testamentary Affidavit –

  • The notary will acknowledge this document
  • The notary will submit all signatory information
  • Testator must provide their signature
  • Witnesses must submit their signatures