LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
I, JANE DOE, of the City of Hollywood, Broward County, Florida, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, thereby expressly revoking all former Wills and Codicils by me made.
I direct that my legally enforceable debts, last medical expenses, funeral expenses and administration expenses be paid from my probate estate. I direct that all estate, transfer, inheritance and similar taxes, including any interest or penalties thereon, imposed by any taxing authority, with respect to property passing both under this instrument and otherwise required to be included in my gross estate, shall be paid out of my estate.
I declare that as of the date of the execution of this my Last Will and Testament I a single woman and that I have no predeceased children and no living children.
I may leave a signed written statement or list disposing of certain articles of my tangible personal property. In the event no separate writing is found within three months after the date of my death, it shall be conclusively presumed that no such writing exits.
All reasonable storage, shipping, insurance, and other charges incurred in connection with such tangible property may be paid by my Personal Representative.
All of my insurance policies which provide indemnity for the loss of any of my tangible personal or real property by fire, windstorm, or other casualty (including any claim for such loss of any such property which I might have at the time of my death against any insurance company), I give and devise respectively to those persons who shall become owners of such properties by reason of my death; Whether such ownership be acquired under the provisions of this Will, by survivorship or by other means.
All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate shall be distributed to Shawn Doe and Mary Doe, share and share alike.
I hereby nominate and appoint my nephew, Gerald Doe, to be the Personal Representative of my estate. I direct that no bond be required of any person acting as the Personal Representative of my estate. I give to said Personal Representative the power to sell, mortgage, invest, exchange, manage, control, and in any way use and deal with any and all property, real or personal, of my estate during the administration, in such manner as my Personal Representative in his sole discretion may deem best, without application to the Court for leave or confirmation.
In the event that my nephew, Gerald Doe, shall for any reason decline to serve, or fail to qualify for any reason or having qualified and been appointed, fail to complete the administration of my estate, then I nominate my niece, Mary Doe, to be the Alternate Personal Representative. Said Alternate Personal Representative shall be granted the same rights and powers, including no bond being required, as my Personal Representative named herein.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, JANE DOE, hereunto set my hand and seal this ___th day of September, 20__.
The above and the foregoing instrument consisting of three (3) pages, this page included, was on the day of its date, signed and sealed by the said JANE DOE in our presence, and declared to us then and there, to be her Last Will and Testament, and we in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, and we do further certify that at the time of execution of the foregoing Last Will and Testament, we believed the said JANE DOE to be of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding.
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BROWARD
We, _______________________________, and _______________________________, the witnesses, and, JANE DOE, the testatrix, respectively, whose names are signed to the attached or foregoing instrument, having been sworn, declared to the undersigned officer that the testatrix, in the presence of witnesses, signed the instrument as her Last Will and Testament, and that each of the witnesses, in the presence of the testatrix and in the presence of each other, signed the will as a witness.
Subscribed and sworn to before me by JANE DOE the testatrix who is personally known to the undersigned officer or who has identified herself with picture identification, ____________________ ,and by ___________________ and _____________________ the witnesses, who are personally known (yes or no) to the undersigned officer, or who have identified themselves with picture identification, _______________________________ and ________________________________, on this ___th day of September, 20___.
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