New Jersey Last Will & Testament Information
A New Jersey 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 New Jersey resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.
If a deceased is survived by a domestic partner or spouse but no children, or by a spouse and shared children, the spouse will inherit everything. Or if the deceased is only survived by children, they will inherit it all.
A citizen may change a last will and testament at any time with the construction of another will, a codicil or writing stating the alteration. These documents must all follow the same execution as a will does.
Click here if you have any questions about creating a last will in New Jersey.