A North Dakota Last Will and Testament is a document that allows a person, known as a Testator, to give instruction as to what will happen to their estate after they pass away. In North Dakota, these documents are governed by Chapter 30 of the North Dakota Century Code. This code dictates that in addition to being created by an adult of sound mind, a will must also be attested by two (2) witnesses. North Dakota will permit Handwritten Wills but does not recognize Oral Wills.
Completing a last will and testament is a straightforward process yet requires attention to detail to ensure that the Testator's exact wishes are carried out and there is no confusion when the time comes to execute the will. The Testator will then need to provide the name of the individual who will execute the will. After the Executor's full name and address have been provided, the Testator will then state their wishes as to where various items of their estate will go after they die. Once all requirements of the will have been completed, the Testator will then sign the document before his or her witnesses followed by their signatures. When all signatures are complete, the Will will take effect.