The Arizona Last Will and Testament is a document backed by the state that allows a person, referred to as a Testator, to state what they wish to happen to their assets, property, and minor children after their death. Governed by Title 14 of the Arizona Statutes, this document establishes that Testators must be at least 18 years of age or older to create a will. Additionally, these documents must be attested by two (2) witnesses, each of which must sign within a reasonable amount of time after the Testator completes and signs the will. Arizona does not recognize any form of oral will, formally known as a Nuncupative Will, however, Holographic or hand-written wills are recognized as long as both the signature and will itself are written by the Testator's hand.
An Arizona Last Will and Testament is a well-organized document that will cover all of the Testator's wishes once he or she passes. The first piece of information that a last will and testament will require is the Testator's full name and address. Once they state their name and address, they may begin completing the pertinent sections that detail every wish of the Testator. This portion will cover everything from the repass and the funeral arrangements, to property and asset allocation and disinherited individuals. Once all of the Testator's wishes have been documented, he or she will sign the will, along with their two witnesses, and the document may take effect.