A will must be signed in the presence of at least two witnesses and certain formalities must be followed or the will may be found to be invalid. A will that is formally executed in front of at least two witnesses with all signatures notarized is deemed to be “self-proving” and may be admitted to probate without the testimony of witnesses or other additional proof. Even if a will is held to be valid in spite of errors in execution, such a challenge can be costly and difficult, and it is best avoided in the first instance by proper execution. In Massachusetts, a will may refer to a memorandum that distributes certain items of tangible personal property, such a furniture, jewelry, and collectibles, that may be amended without the formalities of a will.
https://www.northshoreplanning.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/NSP-Logo-ALT-1-300x125.png 0 0 competenow https://www.northshoreplanning.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/NSP-Logo-ALT-1-300x125.png competenow2021-02-08 20:03:272021-02-08 20:03:27How do I execute (sign) a will?