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Mississippi Wills Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Wills Laws

Code Section91-5-1, et seq.
Age of Testator18 years or older and of sound and disposing mind
Number of WitnessesAttested to by two or more credible witnesses in testator's presence
Nuncupative (Oral Wills)Must be made in time of last illness of the deceased at his habitation or where he resided for 10 days prior to death (except when taken sick and dies from home before return to habitation). Value bequeathed cannot exceed $100 unless it be proved by two witnesses that testator(trix) called on some person present to take notice or bear testimony that such is his/her will. Will not received to probate after 6 months unless reduced to writing within 6 days after speaking the same.
Holographic WillsMust be testamentary in character, wholly written, dated, and signed by testator(trix).

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