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West Virginia Wills Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Wills Laws

Code Section41-1-1, et seq.
Age of Testator18 years or older and of sound mind.
Number of WitnessesTwo witnesses present at same time when will is signed or acknowledged by testator must sign in presence of testator and each other.
Nuncupative (Oral Wills)Soldiers in actual military service and mariners or seamen at sea may dispose of personal estate as he would at common law.
Holographic WillsIf will is wholly in handwriting of testator and signed by him, does not need acknowledgment or witnesses

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