Kentucky Last Will & Testament Information

Wills in Kentucky allow the testator an opportunity to ensure their spouse, children, and other loved ones, are taken care of upon death. The Kentucky law enables you to leave property or gifts to charitable organizations.

In contrast, a living will, allowed by the Kentucky Living Will Directive Act of 1994, dictates would should happen should you become incapacitated and incapable of making decisions regarding your health and medical care. 

Kentucky Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:

  • The testator must be eighteen years old or older.  
  • They must also be of ‘sound mind’.​
  • The Will must be signed by the testator or by someone else in their name (provided it is done under the testator’s direction and in their presence).
  • The signing of the Will requires at least two witnesses in order to make it valid. ​
  • Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format.​
  • A Kentucky resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.


Kentucky recognizes handwritten (holographic) wills as long as they are put together in accordance with Idaho law, so long as the signature and material portions of the document are in the testator’s handwriting.

Click here if you have any questions about creating a last will in Kentucky.

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