Non-Traditional Wills

Posted on December 27, 2010


A holographic will is in the testator’s handwriting. In most states the will does not have to be witnessed at all, if it is in the deceased person’s handwriting.

A nuncupative will, is a deathbed will, or an oral will. It can be done with no writing whatsoever if there are two witnesses.

According to Wikipedia, “Under the law in England and Wales, oral wills are permitted to military personnel and merchant seamen on duty and it is common practice in Commonwealth countries.”

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