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§ 4-604. Signature requirements

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEstates and TrustsEffective: October 1, 2010

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Estates and Trusts (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Wills (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Maryland International Wills Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2010
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 4-604
§ 4-604. Signature requirements
In general
(a)(1) The signatures required under § 4-603 of this subtitle shall be placed at the end of the will.
(2) If the will consists of more than one sheet, each sheet shall be numbered.
(3) If a will consists of more than one sheet, each sheet shall be signed by:
(i) The testator; or
(ii) 1. If the testator is unable to sign the testator's name, a person signing at the direction of the testator; or
2. If there is no person signing at the direction of the testator, the authorized person.
Date of will
(b) The date of the will shall be:
(1) The date of the authorized person's signature on the will; and
(2) Noted at the end of the will by the authorized person.
Safekeeping of will
(c)(1) The authorized person shall ask the testator whether the testator wishes to make a declaration concerning the safekeeping of the testator's will.
(2) If the testator responds by an express request for the safekeeping of the will, the place where the testator intends to have the will kept shall be included in the certificate described under § 4-605 of this subtitle.
Construction with § 4-603
(d) A will executed in compliance with § 4-603 of this subtitle is not invalid solely because the will does not comply with this section.


Added by Acts 2010, c. 63, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 64, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010.
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 4-604, MD EST & TRST § 4-604
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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