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Missouri Wills Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Wills Laws

Code Section474.310, et seq.
Age of Testator18 years or older and of sound mind, or any emancipated minor
Number of WitnessesMust be attested by two or more competent witnesses subscribing their names to the will in presence of testator.
Nuncupative (Oral Wills)Valid only if made in imminent peril of death and death results, declared to be his will before two disinterested witnesses, reduced to writing under direction of one of witnesses within 30 days and submitted for probate within 6 months of death; can only dispose of personal property of no more than $500 and does not change or revoke existing will; may be revoked by another nuncupative will.
Holographic WillsNo statutory or judicial pronouncement of validity

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