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Washington Wills Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Wills Laws

Code Section11.12.010, et seq.
Age of Testator18 years or older and of sound mind
Number of WitnessesAttested by two or more competent witnesses by subscribing their names to the will or by signing an affidavit (2) while in the presence of and at the direction of the testator.
Nuncupative (Oral Wills)No real estate; personal property not more than $1000; members of U.S. Armed Forces and persons employed on U.S. Merchant Marine vessels may dispose of wages and personal property; must be made with two witnesses present at time of making that testator requested person to bear witness to will and that it was made at time of last sickness; must be reduced to writing, proof offered within 6 months of words spoken, and citation issued to widows and heirs-at-law that they might contest.
Holographic WillsNot valid

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