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§ 4-103. Holographic wills

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEstates and Trusts

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Estates and Trusts (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Wills (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Execution, Revocation, and Revival (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 4-103
§ 4-103. Holographic wills
Will in handwriting of testator serving in armed forces
(a) A will entirely in the handwriting of a testator who is serving in the armed services of the United States is a valid holographic will if signed by the testator outside of a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a territory of the United States even if there are no attesting witnesses.
Discharge of testator from armed forces
(b) A holographic will is void one year after the discharge of the testator from the armed services unless the testator has died prior to expiration of the year or does not then possess testamentary capacity.


Added by Acts 1974, c. 11, § 2, eff. July 1, 1974.
Formerly Art. 93, § 4-103.
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 4-103, MD EST & TRST § 4-103
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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