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Download this South Dakota Last Will and Testament form which is used by a testator (the person who is making the will) to determine who will inherit the real and personal property of the testator, whether they be relative, friends or organizaions, upon the testator’s death.  In addition, the testator chooses a person he or she trusts to be a personal representative to administer the testator’s estate.


Under South Dakota law, “Will” means an instrument, including a codicil, executed with testamentary intent and in the manner prescribed by this code, including an instrument which (i) disposes of property on or after the testator’s death, (ii) appoints a personal representative, (iii) revokes or amends another will, (iv) nominates a guardian or conservator, or (v) expressly excludes or limits the right of an individual or class to succeed to property of the decedent passing by intestate succession. SDCL § 29A-1-201