Read the Instructions and Warnings Carefully!
Instructions for Making You New York State Will
The person making the will has to say to the witnesses: “This is my Will.”
The person making the will must sign in the presence of the witnesses – the witnesses must see him/her sign.
Witnesses must sign in the appropriate spaces.
Even if you think you are using this New York State will form the right way, it still may not work and it’s not guaranteed to work. Best hire a New York State estate attorney and get it done the right way.
This is a form for the simplest New York State Will possible. Only use it in very small and very simple estates and when you are absolutely sure that the will is not going to be contested.
This form only works to give your entire estate to one person. If you’re going to modify this form to do something else, it may not work the way you expect it to.
You are taking a risk – without the advice of an estate attorney, the will may not work the way you expect and may not stand up to a will challenge if one is ever brought.
You can only use this sample New York State will form for yourself. Using it for someone else constitutes unauthorized practice of law and is illegal and can subject a person to criminal penalties.
We realize that you are looking for a free New York State will, but using one without an attorney is not a good idea. It is our belief that you need a lawyer to make a will.
No Later Changes Are Allowed
Any changes you make to the will after it gets signed in front of witnesses will not be valid – you’ll need to make a new will.
No support is provided for this form. Use it at your own risk.