by Kaziah  09/10/2009  253 Page Views
4 Comments  Wills, probate, letters of administration, powers of attorney
Hi,
My husband and I are doing our wills using a 'do it yourself' will kit.

I would not expect that anything in our will would be contested.

The information I have has that each page is signed by the Testator and 2 witnesses with the witnesses information being given on the last page along with a statement.

My question is this. Are the signatures of the testator and witnesses (who are long time friends)enough? Someone told me that one of the witnesses, has to be a legal person or such? One of the witnesses is a Justice of the Peace. If this is enough? Does this fact have to be mentioned as well?

I hope my question is clear? I guess another way to put it is: Who can be the witnesses of a will for it to be classified as legal?

Thanks.

Kaziah