Arizona Will Laws
Here you will find what is required by state when making a living will. You will also find whether or not this specific state accepts oral or written wills.
Some key terms to keep in mind:
Testator: One who makes or has made a will; one who dies leaving a will.
Holographic Will: A will and testament that has been entirely handwritten and signed by the testator.
Oral Will: An oral will (or "nuncupative" will) is a will that has been delivered orally (that is, in speech) to witnesses, as opposed to the usual form of wills, which is written and according to a proper format.
State Requirements and Will Type Recognition
Code Section14-2501, et seq.
- Must be an adult
- document must be made in writing
- document must contain language clearly indicating intent to create a living will
- document must be dated
- document must be signed
- signature mjust be witnessed by at least one adult or a notary public
Age of Testator18 years or older and of sound mind
Number of Witnesses RequiredSigned by at least two persons, each of whom signed within a reasonable time after that person witnessed testators acknowledgment of signature or of will.
Oral Will RecognitionNot recognized