How do I execute the self proving affidavit?

You must print out a copy of your will, along with the self proving affidavit, and bring it before a notary public. Your witnesses must also appear at the same time before the notary public. Each of you will need to bring identifying documents, such as a driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport.

The notary will verify you and your witnesses’ identification and have each of you swear to the statements in the affidavit (e.g., that the document is your last will and testament, that you appear to be acting freely and of sound mind, and that you all are over the age of 18, etc.). The notary will watch as you and your witnesses sign the affidavit, and will then date and sign with his notary seal. DON’T FORGET: You and your witnesses still need to sign and witness the will document itself (where it says Signature and Witnesses).

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