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Wills are governed by a state law; thus, what may be required in one jurisdiction may not be required in another. In this assignment, we will examine different states’ requirements for wills. It seems confusing to have different standards. Why is that? Can these be standardized, somehow?

Prepare a checklist that lists the statutory requirements for a valid will in your state. Use the template to create the checklist. Click 


 to download and review the template.

Submit it to the W1: Assignment 3 Dropbox by Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Name your document SUO_LGS2003_W1_A3_LastName_FirstInitial . 

On a separate page, cite all sources using the Bluebook format.

Assignment 3 Grading CriteriaMaximum Points




Located the state statutes detailing validity requirements for a will in their state, successfully.
Demonstrated an understanding of the basic requirements for a valid will.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Total 75 

Name: Estate Planning and Probate


Requirements for a Valid Will


Requirements In Your State:

Statutory Cite:

Who may make a Will

Testator’s signature

Who may witness

Witnesses Signature

Witnesses Acknowledgment

Notary Acknowledgment

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Estate Planning and Probate: Requirements for a Valid Will

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