PROOF OF WILL
I, ______________, state on oath:
I am one of the subscribing witnesses to the attached written instrument, dated the ____ day of _________, ____, which purports to be (a codicil to) the last will of _____________, deceased. On the execution date of the instrument the [testator] [testatrix], in my presence, and in the presence of the other attesting witnesses, signed the instrument at the end, or acknowledged [his] [her] signature, declared the instrument to be [his] [her] will, and requested that I attest [his] [her] execution of it. Then, in the presence of the [testator] [testatrix]
and the other witnesses, I signed my name as an attesting witness. At the time of execution of the instrument, the [testator] [testatrix] appeared to be eighteen years of age or older, of sound mind, and acting without undue influence, fraud or restraint.
Date: ________, ____.
Reporter's Notes to Form 4: This form is designed for execution and filing with the court when the original will did not include a "proof of will." Because it is not always practical to have multiple witnesses appear simultaneously, the form is for a single witness. This form is for an attested will and shouldnot be used for a holographic will. An attested will must be proved by at least two attesting witnesses or as otherwise provided by statute. Ark. Code Ann. § 28-40-117(a). If the instrument is a codicil, the language in parentheses should be included. An affidavit is required by Ark. Code Ann. § 28-40-118(a).