FAQs: Wills and Estates


There are two kinds of Wills, each with separate requirements to ensure validity:

  • Holograph Wills are written entirely in the hand of the Testator and signed at the bottom of the Will. Though Holographic Wills were quite common in the past, they are rarely used now.
  • Non-Holograph Wills are dated and signed at the bottom by the Testator and two witnesses, all of whom must be present and observe the Testator and the other witness sign the Will.

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