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Vermont Wills Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Wills Laws

Code SectionTit. 14 §1, et seq.
Age of Testator"Of age" (18 years) and of sound mind
Number of WitnessesAttested and subscribed by three or more credible witnesses in presence of testator and in presence of each other.
Nuncupative (Oral Wills)Shall not pass personal estate over $200; not proved unless memo made in writing (by person present at making) within 6 days from making of will and presented for probate within 6 months from death of testator; soldier in actual military service or seaman at sea may dispose of wages and personal estate as he would at common law.
Holographic WillsNot recognized unless statutory formalities are satisfied.

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