Wisconsin Last Will and Testament Form

The Wisconsin last will and testament is a legal document, a standard will, that is designed to assist an individual when they are preparing to organize their estate for their beneficiaries. The Testator would have the ability to prepare for the distribution of their financial accounts, real estate and/or personal property. This document allows the individual, the Testator to have the opportunity to select someone (executor) and appoint them as their personal representative so that their estate would be divided among their beneficiaries according to their written desires after the Testator’s death. While the testator remains in sound mind, they may change or revoke their document as they wish.

Laws – 853.01, et seq.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the document and enter:

  • Testator’s name
  • City of residence
  • County of residence
  • Read “Expenses and Taxes”

Step 2 – Appointment of Administrator – The Testator may establish their executor by providing the following information:

  • Provide the name of the selected executor
  • Address
  • County and State of residence

If the initially appointed executor is unable to serve, an alternate may be established by provision of the following information:

  • Submit the name of the selected alternate
  • Enter their Address
  • County of residence
  • State of residence

Step 3 – Disposition of Property – Submit all required beneficiary information as follows:

  • All Beneficiary’s names
  • Addresses
  • Relationships
  • Provide the last four digits of beneficiary’s Social Security Numbers
  • Read the paragraphs
  • If more instructions are necessary, add a sheet

Step 4 – Titled Sections – Read:

  • 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 – Agree to the first paragraph. Enter the following:

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

Step 6 – Witness Signatures and Notarization – All parties must be before a notary before signing the document

Witnesses –

  • Witnesses (respective) signatures
  • Addresses

Testamentary Affidavit –

  • Once the document has been completed, it must be witnessed by a notary
  • Provide testator’s signature
  • Provide witnesses signatures