New Zealand Basic Will (Statutory Form) - June 30, 2021

Basic Will

WILL OF Full Name

Article 1. Declaration.

This is my will and I revoke any prior wills and codicils (additions to prior wills).

Article 2. Disposition of My Property

2.1. Personal, Recreational, and Household Items. Except as provided in paragraph 2.2, I give all my furniture, furnishings, household items, recreational equipment, personal automobiles and personal effects to my spouse, if living; otherwise they shall be divided equally among my children who survive me.

2.2. Gifts to Persons or Charities. I make the following gifts to the persons or charities in the cash amount stated in words (.... Dollars) and figures ($....) or of the property described. I sign in each box used. I write the words "Not Used" in the remaining boxes. If I fail to sign opposite any gift, then no gift is made. If the person mentioned does not survive me or if the charity does not accept the gift, then no gift is made.

Not Used

cash, stocks, bonds, or mutual funds Full Name

Not Used

vehicles Full Name
Not Used furniture and fixtures Full Name
Not Used computer equipment Full Name
Not Used business ownership and assets Full Name

2.3. All Other Assets (My "Residuary Estate"). I adopt only one Property Disposition Clause in this paragraph by writing my signature on the line next to the title of the Property Disposition Clause I wish to adopt. I sign on only one line. I write the words "Not Used" on the remaining line. If I sign on more than one line or if I fail to sign on any line, the property will go under Property Disposition Clause (b) and I realize that means the property will be distributed as if I did not make a will in accordance with New Zealand Law.

Property Disposition Clauses
(a) Choice One: To my spouse if living, if not living, then to my children and the descendants of any deceased child by right of representation.

Full Name

(b) Choice Two: To be distributed as if I did not have a will.

Not Used

Article 3. Nominations of Personal Representative and Guardian

3.1. Personal Representative.

I nominate the person or institution named in the first box of this paragraph to serve as my personal representative. If that person or institution does not serve, then I nominate the others to serve in the order I list them in the other boxes. I confer upon my personal representative the authority to do and perform any act which he or she determines is in the best interest of the estate, with no limitations. This provision shall be given the broadest possible construction. This authority includes, but is not limited to, the power to borrow money, pledge assets, vote stocks and participate in reorganizations, to sell or exchange real or personal property, and to invest funds and retain securities without any limitation by law for investments by fiduciaries.

First Personal Representative: Spouse
Second Personal Representative: Brother/Sister or Cousin

Third Personal Representative: Friend

3.2. Guardian.


If my spouse dies before I do or if for any other reason a guardian is needed for any child of mine, then I nominate the person named in the first box of this paragraph to serve as guardian of the person and estate of that child. If the person does not serve, then I nominate the person named in the second box of this paragraph to serve as guardian of that child.

First Guardian: Brother/Sister or Cousin

Second Guardian: Brother/Sister or Cousin

3.3. Bond.

My signature in this box means I request that a bond, as set by law, be required for each individual personal representative or guardian named in this will. If I do not sign in this box, I request that a bond not be required for any of those persons.

Sign (Print) Name Here

I sign my name to this will on Jun 30, 2021, at,.

Statement of Witnesses

I declare that the testator signed the will in front of me, acknowledged to me that this document was his or her will or acknowledged to me that the signature above is his or her signature. The testator appears to me to be of sound mind and not under undue influence.

Name: Document Witness
Address: Witness Address
Date: Jun 30, 2021

I declare that the testator signed the will in front of me, acknowledged to me that this document was his or her will or acknowledged to me that the signature above is his or her signature. The testator appears to me to be of sound mind and not under undue influence.

Name: Full Name
Address: Your Address
Date: Jun 30, 2021

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