5 Requirements on How to Create a Valid Written Will in North Carolina

North Carolina Statutes require:

1.  it be in writing; and

2.  signed by the Testator with intent that it be his last will and testament; and

3.  Witnessed by at least two competent witnesses; and

4.   The testator must signify to the attesting witnesses that the instrument is his instrument by signing it in their presence; and

5.  The attesting witnesses must sign the will in the presence of the testator but need not sign in the presence of each other.

Simply put, the above are the requirements. Of course, there are details that go along with, for example what is a competent witness.


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