New York Wills Laws
|Code Section||Estates, Powers & Trusts §§3-1.1, et seq.|
|Age of Testator||18 years or older. and of sound mind and memory|
|Number of Witnesses||Signed at the end by testator or acknowledged in presence of two attesting witnesses; witnesses must attest to testator's signature within 30 days, and at testator's request, sign their names and residence addresses at the end of the will.|
|Nuncupative (Oral Wills)||Valid only if made by members of armed forces while in actual military or naval service during a war or other armed conflict, person who serves with or accompanies an armed force engaged in such activity, or mariner at sea|
|Holographic Wills||Same provisions as for nuncupative wills and written entirely in testator's handwriting.|
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