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Indiana Wills Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Wills Laws

Code Section§§29-1-5-1, et seq.
Age of TestatorAny person of sound mind over 18 or who is younger and a member of the armed forces or merchant marine or its allies
Number of WitnessesMust be signed and acknowledged in presence of two or more witnesses; witnesses must sign in presence of testator and each other.
Nuncupative (Oral Wills)Valid only if made in imminent peril of death and testator dies from such peril; need two disinterested witnesses; one witness needs to reduce to writing within 30 days after declaration; and must be submitted to probate within 6 months after death; may only dispose of personal property not exceeding $1,000 in value; except persons in active military service in time of war can dispose of personal property not exceeding $10,000 in value; does not revoke existing written will-only changed so as to give effect to the nuncupative will.
Holographic WillsNo statutory provisions

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