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Ohio Wills Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Wills Laws

Code Section2107.02, et seq.
Age of Testator18 or over of sound mind and memory and not under restraint
Number of WitnessesAttested and subscribed in presence of testator by two or more competent witnesses who saw testator subscribe or heard him acknowledge his signature.
Nuncupative (Oral Wills)Valid if made in last sickness as to personal estate if reduced to writing and subscribed by two competent disinterested witnesses within 10 days after speaking; witnesses must prove that testator is of sound mind, memory, and not under restraint and he called upon some person present at the time the testamentary words were spoken to bear testimony that it is his will; must be offered to probate within 6 months after death.
Holographic WillsValid as holographic will provided attested and subscribed in the presence of testator by two or more competent witnesses who saw testator subscribe or heard him acknowledge his signature.

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