50-State Will Signature Page and Self-Proving Affidavit Toolkit | Practical Law

50-State Will Signature Page and Self-Proving Affidavit Toolkit | Practical Law

Resources that counsel can use to prepare state-specific signature pages and self-proving affidavits for wills that comply with the execution requirements of various states. This resource is intended to ultimately aggregate signature pages and self-proving affidavits in all 50 states and the District of Columbia as these resources are created. This resource will be continuously updated with relevant materials in additional states until all states are included.

50-State Will Signature Page and Self-Proving Affidavit Toolkit

Practical Law Toolkit w-014-6706 (Approx. 9 pages)

50-State Will Signature Page and Self-Proving Affidavit Toolkit

by Practical Law Trusts & Estates
MaintainedUSA (National/Federal)
This Toolkit will ultimately include state-specific forms for all 50 states and the District of Columbia but is currently a work in progress. We will continue to update this Toolkit with forms in the omitted jurisdictions as we create them.
Resources that counsel can use to prepare state-specific signature pages and self-proving affidavits for wills that comply with the execution requirements of various states. This resource is intended to ultimately aggregate signature pages and self-proving affidavits in all 50 states and the District of Columbia as these resources are created. This resource will be continuously updated with relevant materials in additional states until all states are included.
Execution requirements for wills vary from state to state, but most states:
  • Require that wills be signed by the testator and a specific number of witnesses.
  • Allow for a self-proving affidavit to be signed at the time the will is executed.
Though self-proving affidavits are generally not required, they are commonly included when drafting a will and signed as part of the will execution to facilitate admission of the will to probate when the testator dies.
When drafting a will in a specific state, it is important that counsel understand the will execution formalities and the rules regarding self-proving affidavits in that state. This Toolkit contains state-specific resources to help counsel draft signature pages and self-proving affidavits that comply with state law.
This resource is intended to ultimately aggregate signature pages and self-proving affidavits in all 50 states and the District of Columbia as these resources are created. This resource will be continuously updated with relevant materials in additional states until all states are included. To view and customize a comparison chart on the creation of wills in different states, see Quick Compare Chart, State Laws on Will Creation.

New Jersey

  • Standard Clause, Signature Pages for Will and Self-Proving Affidavit (NJ)