LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF
being of sound and disposing mind, do hereby make, publish and
declare the following to be my Last Will and Testament, revoking all
previous will and codicils made by me.
declare that I am married to
____________________(4)____________________, to which I have
referred to herein as my "spouse", and that I have __(5)__ children
now living whose names and birth dates are: (List Children's Names
_(6)_ deceased children.
references to "my children" in this will include all of the
above-named children and also any child hereafter born or adopted by
spouse and I are executing wills at approximately the same time in
which each is the primary beneficiary of the other. These wills are
not being made because of any contractual agreement between us, and
either will may at any time be revoked by either maker at the sole
appoint my spouse as personal representative of my will. If unable
or unwilling to act, or to continue to act, as executor of my will,
I then appoint __________(7)__________ as personal representative of
bond or other security of any kind shall be required of any personal
representative appointed in this will.
personal representative, whether original, substitute or successor,
shall hereafter also be referred to as my "executor".
direct that my executor pay all of my funeral expenses, all state
and federal estate, inheritance and succession taxes, administration
costs and all of my debts subject to statute of
limitations, except mortgage notes secured by real
estate, as soon as practical.
give, devise and bequeath all of the rest, residue and remainder of
my estate, of whatever kind and character, and wherever located, to
my spouse, provided that my spouse survives me.
no provision for my children, knowing that, as their parent, my
spouse will continue to be mindful of their needs and requirements.
spouse does not survive me, then I give, devise and bequeath all of
the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, of whatever kind and
character, and wherever located, to my children per stirpes, and I
direct that the share of any child of mine who shall have died
leaving no issue shall be divided among my surviving children in
equal shares per stirpes.
executor shall have the following additional powers with respect to
my estate, to be exercised from time to time at my executor's
discretion without further license or order of any
sell or otherwise liquidate, or to continue to operate my executor's
discretion, any corporation, partnership or other business interest
received by my estate.
Property of My Estate
retain any and all property and securities of my estate in the name
of my executor as executor or in my executor's own name.
Retention of Assets
retain all property and securities of my estate for as long as my
executor deems advisable.
Management of Estate
invest, lease, rent, mortgage, insure, repair, improve or sell any
and all real and personal property belong to my estate as my
executor deems advisable.
Mortgages, Pledges and Deeds of Trust
enforce any and all mortgages, pledges and deeds of trust held by my
estate and to purchase at any sale thereunder any such real or
personal property subject to any mortgage, pledge or deed of trust.
initiate or defend, at my executor's discretion, any litigation
affecting my estate.
Attorneys, Advisors and Agents
employ and to pay from my estate reasonable compensation to such
attorneys, accountants, brokers, and investment, tax and other
advisors as my executor shall deem advisable.
Adjustment of Claims
submit to arbitration, to compromise or to release or otherwise
adjust, with or without compensation, any and all claims affecting
the trust estate.
Distribution of My Estate
distributing my estate, to make said distribution wholly or partly
in kind by transferring or allotting such real or personal property
or undivided interest therein.
person, whether or not related to me by blood or in any way, shall
attempt, either directly or indirectly, to set aside the probate of
my will or oppose any of the provisions hereof, and such person
shall establish a right to any portion of my estate, then I give and
bequeath the sum of one dollar ($1.00), only that, and no further
interest whatever in my estate to such person.
event that any of my property, or all of it, at the time of my death
is community property under the laws of any jurisdiction, then my
will shall be construed as referring only to
my community-property interest therein.
portion of my will shall be held illegal, invalid or otherwise
inoperative, it is my intention that all of the other provisions
hereof shall continue to be fully effective and operative insofar as
is possible and reasonable.
WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and seal this _(8)_ day
of ______(9)_______, 19_(10)_.
Signed, sealed, published and declared to be the Last Will and
Testament by ______(12)________ in the presence of all of us, who,
in the presence and at the request, and in the presence of each
other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses:
WITNESS NAMES AND SIGNATURES WITNESS ADDRESS
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