ARIZONA WILL Requirements
Basic Requirements for: Arizona Last Will and Testament:
Age: The testator must be at least 18 years old.
Capacity: The testator must be of sound mind (capable of reasoning and making
Signature: An Arizona Last Will and Testament must be signed by the testator, or in the
testator's name by some other individual in the testator's conscious presence and by the
Witnesses: Signed by at least two people, after each person witnessed either the signing
of the will or the testator's acknowledgment of his signature or the will itself.
Writing: An Arizona last will and testament must be in writing to be valid.
Beneficiaries: A will may make a disposition of property to any person.
Other types of recognized wills:
• Holographic Wills: A holographic will is one that is handwritten by the testator.
Although Arizona law recognizes a handwritten will, state laws can be very particular
regarding the construction of handwritten wills.
WARNING ***THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IF YOU
HAVE A LARGE ESTATE OR ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO PROPERLY FILL OUT A WILL OR WHAT
TYPE OF WILL YOU SHOULD USE; PLEASE CONTACT A LOCAL ATTORNEY WHO SPECIALIZES IN
PROBATE AND CREATING LEGAL AND VALID WILLS.***
Distribution of Property:
A will is a legal document created by you to determine how your property, known as your estate,
is distributed after your death. Your estate consists of assets and property including bank
accounts, homes, land, furniture, automobiles, and securities (stocks and bonds). In general,
Arizona laws allow you to dispose of your property as you wish.
Other Purposes of Wills:
Our Arizona wills form may be used to designate a guardian for any minor children.
Our Arizona wills form may also be used to na