When you prepare your estate plan, typically there are formalities required. In most states, a Will must be signed by the testator (the person whose property is governed by the Will) and that signature must be witnessed by two people. The rules vary a little from state to state. For example, in some states, three witnesses are required. In other states, a Will need not be witnessed by others, as long as it is entirely in the handwriting of the testator and signed by the testator at the end of it. Though the rules vary a little among the states, they are quite specific and there is little leeway for mistakes.
About Bruce Berger
Bruce J. Berger Law Firm, Inc. is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Clovis, CA, our mission is to provide residents of Clovis and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving.