Indiana Last Will and Testament Form

The Indiana last will and testament is considered a legal document in the State of Indiana. This is a standard will and will provide the ability for an individual or “Testator” to list the beneficiaries as well as the portion(s) of the Testator’s estate in which each beneficiary will be entitled to after the Testator’s death. The Testator will also have the opportunity to delegate a trusted executor to properly distribute the estate as requested in writing by the Testator.

Laws – §§29-1-5-1, et seq.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the document and establish the Testator by entering their full name in the line at the top of the page. The Testator would then submit the following:

  • Principal’s name
  • City
  • County
  • Read titled section “Expenses and Taxes”

Step 2 – Establish the Executor – The Testator may now appoint an executor by providing the following:

  • Provide the name of the initial executor
  • Address
  • County of residence
  • State of residence

If the first selected executor become unable to serve for any reasons, an alternate may be appointed in advance by submitting:

  • Name of the aleternate executor
  • Address
  • County of residence
  • State of residence

Step 3 – Disposition of Property –Submit all beneficiary information in the lines provided on the form. If there are more than three beneficiaries, add a continuation sheet with all of the same information, attach it to the current document:

  • Name of each beneficiary
  • Current address
  • Relationship to the Testator
  • Submit the required last four (4) digits of the beneficiary’s Social Security Number (SSN)
  • The Testator must carefully review the next paragraphs
  • If additional instructions must be applied, the Principal may add them on a separate sheet,

Step 4 – Titled Sections – The Testator must review the following:

  • Omissions
  • Bond
  • Discretionary Powers of Personal Representative (subsections A – 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. Then enter the following:

  • Testator’s full name
  • Provide the date of document exectution in dd/m/yy format
  • Testator’s name
  • Testator’s printed name
  • Enter the date of signature in dd/m/yy format
  • Testator’s name

Step 6 – Witness Signatures and Notary Public – All signing parties will have to  be present before a notary public to apply their signature

Witnesses –

  • Witnesses must provide signatures
  • Current addresses

Testamentary Affidavit –

  • The notary shall acknowledge this document after completion by the Testator
  • The notary shall enter the names of all parties
  • Testator shall enter their signature
  • Witnesses shall enter their respective signatures