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§ 4-102. Will requirements

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEstates and TrustsEffective: October 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Estates and Trusts (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Wills (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Execution, Revocation, and Revival (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2019
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 4-102
§ 4-102. Will requirements
In general
(a) Except as provided in §§ 4-103 and 4-104 of this subtitle, every will shall be:
(1) In writing;
(2) Signed by the testator, or by some other person for the testator, in the testator's presence and by the testator's express direction; and
(3) Attested and signed by two or more credible witnesses in the presence of the testator.
Presence of testator means same physical location
(b) For purposes of this section, a witness is not in the presence of the testator if the witness is in a different physical location than the testator regardless of whether the testator can observe the witness through electronic audio-video or other technological means.

Credits

Added by Acts 1974, c. 11, § 2, eff. July 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 2019, c. 197, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 322, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 323, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
Formerly Art. 93, § 4-102.
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 4-102, MD EST & TRST § 4-102
Current through all legislation from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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