Bequests- Sample Language

To make a bequest, you should consult with your lawyer and ask for appropriate clauses to be inserted into your will and/or memorandum of wishes. Below are some sample clauses, which may be useful to your lawyer:

 

General Bequest:

"I give and bequeath the amount of $_______ to Mississippi Spay and Neuter, a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of Mississippi, located at 657 Hwy 49 South, Richland MS 39218."

 

Percentage Bequest:

"I give and bequeath _____% of the total value of my estate to Mississippi Spay and Neuter, a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of Mississippi, located at 657 Hwy 49 South, Richland MS 39218."

 

Bequest of a Residue:

"The residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, wherever situated, I give and bequeath to Mississippi Spay and Neuter, located at 657 Hwy 49 South, Richland MS 39218, a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of Mississippi, to be used as the Board of Directors determines." 

 

Designated Bequest: 

"I give and bequeath to Mississippi Spay and Neuter, located at 657 Hwy 49 South, Richland MS 39218, a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of Mississippi, the sum of $_______to be used for the ________ fund/project. Should this program no longer be needed, the bequest may be used as the Board of Directors determines."                                                        

 

Please note that the above clauses are samples only and you should obtain your own legal advice on these matters. Everyone's circumstances are different, and your estate planning needs to be tailored accordingly.

 

Thank you for considering Mississippi Spay and Neuter as the beneficiary of your estate!

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