Vermont Last Will and Testament Template

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Updated September 09, 2022

A Vermont last will and testament is a legal document that allows the testator (person to whom the will belongs) to communicate their wishes as to the distribution of personal, fiduciary, or real property upon their death. Wills ensures all property left behind will be properly dispersed in accordance with the testator’s instructions among family, friends, domestic partners, charities, or whomever else the testator names as a beneficiary. Under Vermont law, a will document must be signed by the testator before two (2) or more competent witnesses; both witnesses must also sign the document in order to legally executed. This document may be revoked or changed at the will of the testator.

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Laws

Signing Requirements

Shall be signed by the Testator and by two (2) or more credible Witnesses in the presence of the Testator and of each other. (14 V.S.A. § 5)

State Definition

Will” means a written will executed pursuant to the requirements of Title 14.

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