AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES:

STATE OF New York, COUNTY OF _____KINGS________, ss.

Before me the undersigned authority, on this day personally appeared:

the Testator,

____HARRY GRUEN______ having an address at, ___7609 21 AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11214___,

and each of the undersigned witnesses,

__________________________ having an address at, ________________________,

and

__________________________ having an address at, ________________________,

and

__________________________ having an address at, ________________________,

respectively, being individually and severally duly sworn, did depose and say that:

The foregoing last will and testament http://www.harrygruen.info/LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT.htm (copy and paste if clicking doesn't) was subscribed in our presence and sight by

____HARRY GRUEN_________, the Testator named therein. The undersigned witnessed the

execution of said will of ____HARRY GRUEN______, on this day.

At the time the instrument was so subscribed, the Testator declared said

instrument to be their last will and testament. The undersigned thereupon signed

their names as witnesses at the end of said will at the request of the

Testator, in the presence of the Testator and each other. At the time of so

executing said will, in our respective opinions, the Testator was at least

eighteen years of age, and was of sound mind, memory and understanding, under

no constraint, duress, fraud or undue influence, and in no respect incompetent

to make a valid will. In our respective opinions, the Testator was able to

read, write and converse in the English language, and was not suffering from any

defect of sight, hearing or speech, or from any other physical or mental

impairment which would affect their capacity to make a valid will. Each of us was

acquainted with the Testator, and we make this affidavit at their request. Said

will was shown to us at the time this affidavit was made, and we examined it as

to the signature of the Testator and our signatures. Said will was executed as

a single, original instrument, and not in counterparts.

 

_____HARRY GRUEN_______

Testator

__________________________

Witness

__________________________

Witness

__________________________

Witness

Subscribed, sworn to and acknowledged before me by ____HARRY GRUEN______, the Testator,

and subscribed and sworn to before me by the said _________________, and _______________,

and ________________, as witnesses, this ____ day of ____________, 20___.

_______________________________

Notary Public

My commission expires on

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF __HARRY GRUEN______.

Dated: _______________, 20___.

 

 

SIGNING YOUR WILL

To properly sign your Will, you (the Testator or Testatrix), must first select a minimum

of two witnesses. Three witnesses must see you sign your Will if you live in Vermont.

While only two witnesses are required in all other states, it's best to use three, if possible.

If for some reason a witness has to be located after you die, there are better odds of finding

one if you started with three, rather than two. Your witnesses watch you sign your Will,

and then sign their names in the spaces provided.

If you decided to have your Will notarized (which is the common and recommended

practice), you and your witnesses will need to go to the notary together to all sign

the Will at the same time. You and the witnesses should read the Affidavit (which

was included as as separate text file entitled witness.txt), fill in your names, execute

and swear to it before the notary public. Inspect the Will and confirm that the date,

signatures, and other blanks are properly inserted and legible.

You must do this correctly. Unless your Will is properly witnessed,

it won't be valid.

The witnesses must be competent adults (over age 18) who are not beneficiaries

under the Will. This is important because if you leave property to a witness,

that person may be disqualified as a witness or even disqualified from

inheriting that property. For these reasons, do not select your spouse or any of

your children as witnesses. If possible, the witnesses should be people who will

be easy to locate upon your death. This usually means the witnesses are people

who don't move around a lot and are younger than you.

During the execution of the Will, you, all witnesses, the notary public, and

the Will must at all times be present. No one should leave the room, or be out

of the sight or hearing of the others. The Will should never be out of the sight

of anyone. The proceedings should reflect the gravity of making a Will. When

you're ready to sign your Will, call your witnesses together in one place. They

need not read your Will and you need not read it to them. However, they must all

be aware that you intend the document to be your Will. A simple statement to

that effect will suffice, i.e. "[T]his is my Will and I want you to witness it."

When signing, sign in ink in the same form of your name you used in your Will.

For example, if you start your Will with the name of John H. Smith, sign your

Will the same way, not in another form, such as "JH Smith" or "John Henry

Smith." Once you've signed your Will, ask your witnesses to date and sign it in

ink with their normal signatures and fill in their names and addresses in the

spaces indicated.

After signing the Will, decide where the original Will is to be kept and

inform the executor and any alternates of the location. Beware of storage

in a bank safety deposit box as some states require that they be sealed upon

death and retrieval of the Will documents could be difficult. Generally, storage

in a fireproof box or some other safe location should be sufficient.

Remember: Should you desire to change your Will in the future, a formal

Codicil or new Will will have to be executed. You should not write on or

otherwise attempt to revise the Will.

Once again, congratulations and thank you from doyourownwill.com.

 

 

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