Delaware County Estate Planning Attorney Discusses Wills
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Do you have to have witnesses in Pa when you sign your will?
As an experienced Delaware County Personal Injury Attorney, I often speak to clients in regards to this matter. Pennsylvania requires that a will be in writing and be signed by the testator at the end. No witnesses are required, except where it is signed by mark. Any two witnesses can affirm the signature at probate. However, it is good practice to have at least three subscribing witnesses to insure the portability of the will in the event the testator relocates to a state that requires witnesses. To avoid the delay of locating such witnesses at the time of probate, a will can be made self-proven by the acknowledgement of the testator and the affidavits of the witnesses made before a notary public.
Do you have questions about a will? If so, contact the experienced Delaware County Estate Planning Attorney Stephen Loester.