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South Carolina Wills Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Wills Laws

Code Section62-2-501, et seq.
Age of TestatorSound mind and not a minor
Number of WitnessesSigned by at least two persons each of whom witnessed either the signing or testator's acknowledgment of signature or of will.
Nuncupative (Oral Wills)No statutory recognition of soldiers' and mariners' wills of personalty nor nuncupative wills of personalty.
Holographic WillsImpliedly forbidden by statute unless specifically recognized by valid out-of-state execution or out-of-state probate.

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