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Maine Wills Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Wills Laws

Code SectionTit. 18-A §§2-501, et seq.
Age of Testator18 years or older and of sound mind
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)Not recognized
Holographic WillsValid if signature and material provisions are in handwriting of testator; does not need to be witnessed.

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