Vermont Last Will & Testament Information


A Vermont Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:


The testator must be eighteen years old or older. 


They must also be of ‘sound mind’.

The Will must be signed by the testator or by someone else in their name (provided it is done under the testator’s direction and in their presence).

The signing of the Will requires at least two witnesses in order to make it valid. The witnesses cannot be beneficiaries.

Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format.

A Vermont resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.


The state of Vermont provides a simple process of probate for estates that do not contain any property and have a value of up to $10,000. 


If a person who dies intestate in Vermont, the surviving spouse will be given the whole estate, even if there are shared descendants. If the deceased has children with someone else, the surviving spouse gets half of the estate. However, they are also permitted to put in a request for all goods contained in the households and certain other assets. 

Click here if you have any questions about creating a last will in Vermont.

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