Jasper L. Edwards
To make an Alaska last will and testament, you need to be at least eighteen years of age and be of
sound mind and provided you meet these minimum eligibility criteria you can then go ahead and make
your will according to clause 13.12.501.
Furthermore, according to 13.12.502 you need to make your Alaska last will and testament in writing
and it should also be signed by the testator as well as two other individuals who must set their
signature down soon after the will has been signed by witnesses.
Simultaneous Execution, Attestation And Self-Proofed
In addition, when creating your Alaska last will and testament, you should be aware that it can be
executed and attested as well as self-proved simultaneously after it has been acknowledged by the
testator as well as is accompanied by affidavits from witnesses that are made in the presence of
authorized officers that in turn are allowed to order oaths according to the laws of the State of
Alaska and for which the Alaska last will and testament is officially sealed in the appropriate
As far as who can witness the Alaska last will and testament, the law states that anybody that is
competent to act as a witness can witness the Alaska last will and testament and by setting his
signature down on such will, the said will will be considered as being witnessed, even if the
witness is an interested party.
Obviously, the Alaska last will and testament must be executed to comply with the laws of the State
of Alaska and you also have a choice with regard to the law pertaining to the execution of the
Alaska last will and testament that among other conditions includes the need to comply with the law
in force in the place where the will was executed, or it should comply with the law of the state
where the will needs to be executed in case the person that made the will died in another
The Alaska last will and testament can also be revoked either wholly or in part provided certain
conditions are met or by executing a new will that explicitly revokes the previous will. Other
important aspects that you need to consider at the time of making the Alaska last will and
testament include incorporation by reference, contracts with regard to succession issues, separate
instructions in writing pertaining to other type of personal and tangible property and
understanding how to deposit the will in a court during the lifetime of the testator, and finally,
specifying penalty clause in case of dispute.
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