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North Carolina Wills Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Wills Laws

Code Section§ 31-1, et seq.
Age of Testator18 years or older and of sound mind
Number of WitnessesAttested by at least two competent witnesses, each of whom must sign will in presence of testator but need not sign in presence of each other.
Nuncupative (Oral Wills)Made by person in his last sickness or in such imminent peril of death and who does not survive such sickness or peril and declared to be his will before two competent witnesses simultaneously present and specially requested by him to bear witness thereto.
Holographic WillsWritten entirely in testator's handwriting and subscribed by testator and found after testator's death among his valuable papers or in safe deposit box or other safe place or with some person under his authority for safekeeping; no witness required.

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