Last Will and Testament
Artists own their intellectual property rights for their lifetime plus 50 years, more in some jurisdictions. It is important to have your final affairs in order. Hope this helps!
Last Will and Testament_______________ (date of birth _______) who resides at_____________ in the country of______________, being duly sworn, hereby states the following as his last will and testament:
I hereby declare that this is my last will and testament and that I hereby revoke, cancel and annul all wills and codicils previously made by me either jointly or severally. I declare that I am of legal age to make this will and of sound mind and that this last will and testament expresses my wishes without undue influence or duress.
Family Details2. Family Details
2.1 I married _______________(date of birth __________) on__________. There were ___ biological or adopted children of that union. That marriage culminated in _______ on _________. I married ____________(date of birth_____________) on _____________. There were ____biological or adopted children of that union. That marriage culminated in __________ on___________. I married _______________(date of birth __________) on__________ There were _____ biological or adopted children of that union.
I have ___living parent/s______________ (date of birth__________) and _____ full blood siblings, namely ______________ (date of birth__________) and ______________ (date of birth__________). I also have _______________________
Appointment of Executor/ Executrix3. Appointment of Executors
3.1. I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint _________________________as Executor of my Estate.
3.2. I hereby give and grant the Executor all powers and authority as are required or allowed in law, and especially that of assumption.
3.3. I hereby direct that my Executor shall not be required to furnish security and shall serve without any bond.
3.4. Pending the distribution of my estate my Executor shall have authority to carry on any business, venture or partnership in which I may have any interest at the time of my death.
3.5. My Executor shall have full and absolute power in his/her discretion to sell all or any assets of my estate, whether by public auction or private sale and shall be entitled to let any property in my estate on such terms and conditions as may be acceptable to my beneficiaries.
3.6. My Executors shall have authority to borrow money for any purpose connected with the liquidation and administration of my estate and to that end may encumber any of the assets of my estate.
4.1 I bequeath the whole of my estate, property and effects, whether movable or immovable, wheresoever situated and of whatsoever nature to ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ in percentages as follows:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
My estate includes ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
My estate shall also includes _________________, which I bequeath to ______________________________.
My estate shall also include ________________________, which I bequeath to ___________________________.
I bequeath ___ of my estate to ____________ charity.
Should anyone contest my last will and testament and fail, they shall get 30% of what I bequeath to them herein.
Special Request5. Special Requests
5.1 I direct that on my death my remains shall be buried at a location in ___________to be determined by__________. I direct that my remains will be a) cremated; b) placed in a ___________casket lined with _________ and with a __________pillow c) buried in a tree pod or ____________. _______shall be planted in front of my Headstone. My Headstone shall have my name, date of birth, date of death and say “_____________________”.
Children6. Custody of Children
I believe that the best interests and wishes of my minor children is to be placed with ___________ or, in the alternative, _______________. They have served in a capacity of psychological parent as needed. I ask that they______________________________________________________________.
Miscellaneous7. Organ Donation
Upon my death I wish/ do not wish to donate my organs.
8.1 Should any provision of this will be judged by an appropriate court of law as invalid it shall not affect any of the remaining provisions whatsoever.
8.2. This will shall be executed in accordance with the laws of the State of ______________ and in the venue of _____________.
In Witness Whereof I hereby set my hand on this __ day of ________in the presence of the undersigned witnesses.
Witness Lines (remember you need two)Witnesses
As witnesses we declare that we are of sound mind and of legal age to witness a will and that to the best of our knowledge _________________is of legal age to make a will, appears to be of sound mind and signed this will willingly and free of undue influence or duress. We declare that she signed this will in our presence as we signed as witnesses in the presence of each other, all being present at the same time. Under penalty of perjury we declare these statements to be true and correct on this ___ day of ____, 2020