Sample Will Provisions

The following sample provisions may be helpful for your attorney in preparing a will or codicil:

Specific Gift Language (Naming MLT as a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate)

I give, bequeath and devise to Mahoosuc Land Trust, a nonprofit corporation having its headquarters in Bethel, Maine, the sum of $ _________ (or ___ percent of my estate) to be used for its general purposes (or describe a particular program or project of the land trust).

Residual Gift Language (A residual bequest comes to MLT after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid)

I give, bequeath and devise all (or ____ percent) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to Mahoosuc Land Trust, a nonprofit corporation having its headquarters in Bethel, Maine, to be used for its general purposes (or describe a particular program or project of the land trust).

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Mahoosuc Land Trust is a charitable tax-exempt organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Tax ID#: 01-0447619

Please note that bequests for a specific purpose should be discussed with MLT in advance to make sure that the language will achieve your intentions and be consistent with MLT’s mission.