Formalities of a valid written will

  • Writing: there must be some writing the law does not insist on any special form or wording.
  • Signature or mark: the will must contain the signature or mark of the testator or that other person who signs in the presence and in accordance with the directions of the testator.
    Position of signature or mark: the same must be place as to show that it was intended to give effect to the writing as a will.
    Attestation: the will must be attested to by at least two competent witnesses who must behave seen the testator or that other person sign or had received a personal
    acknowledgment of the signature or mark.
    All witnesses must sign the will in the presence of the testator but need not be  present at the same time.
    The law does not prescribe any special form of attestation.
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