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Kentucky Wills Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Wills Laws

Code Section§§394.020, et seq.
Age of Testator18 years or older and of sound mind (persons under 18 may obtain power "specially given to that effect"). However a parent, though under 18, may by will appoint a guardian for his/her child.
Number of WitnessesIf will is not wholly written by testator, subscription must be made or will acknowledged by testator in presence of at least two credible witnesses; witnesses must sign in presence of testator and each other.
Nuncupative (Oral Wills)Not recognized
Holographic WillsRecognized if "wholly written by the testator"

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