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New Jersey Wills Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Wills Laws

Code Section3B:3-1, et seq.
Age of Testator18 years or older and of sound mind
Number of WitnessesSigned by at least two people who witnessed signing or testator's acknowledgment of the signature or of the will.
Nuncupative (Oral Wills)Not recognized
Holographic WillsValid whether or not witnessed if signature and material provisions are in testator's handwriting.

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