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§ 4-605. Attachment of certificate to will

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, § 4-605
§ 4-605. Attachment of certificate to will
In general
(a) An authorized person shall attach to the will a certificate to be signed by the authorized person establishing that the requirements for valid execution of an international will have been met.
Copy of certificate
(b) The authorized person shall keep a copy of the certificate and deliver a copy to the testator.
Form of certificate
(c) A certificate under this section shall be substantially in the following form:
(Convention of October 26, 1973)
I, __________ (name, address, and capacity), a person authorized to act in connection with international wills, certify that on __________ (date) at__________ (place)__________ (testator)__________(name, address, and date and place of birth) in my presence and that of the witnesses: __________ (name, address, and date and place of birth); and __________ (name, address, and date and place of birth) has declared that the attached document is the testator's will and that the testator knows the contents of the will.
I further certify that in my presence and in the presence of the witnesses:
(1) the testator has signed the will or has acknowledged the testator's signature previously affixed;
(2) following a declaration of the testator stating that the testator was unable to sign the testator's will for the following reason __________, I have noted this declaration on the will and the signature has been affixed by __________ (name and address);
(3) the witnesses and I have signed the will;
(4) each page of the will has been signed by __________ (name and address) and numbered;
(5) I have satisfied myself as to the identity of the testator and of the witnesses as designated above;
(6) the witnesses met the conditions requisite to act as such according to the law under which I am acting; and
(7) the testator has requested me to include the following statement concerning the safekeeping of the testator's will: __________.
DATE __________
SIGNATURE __________ and, if necessary, SEAL”.


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, § 4-605, MD EST & TRST § 4-605
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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