Arizona 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 Section

14-2501, et seq.

Operative Facts

  1. Must be an adult
  2. document must be made in writing
  3. document must contain language clearly indicating intent to create a living will
  4. document must be dated
  5. document must be signed
  6. signature mjust be witnessed by at least one adult or a notary public

Age of Testator

18 years or older and of sound mind

Number of Witnesses Required

Signed 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 Recognition

Not recognized

Holographic Will Recognition

Valid if signature and material provisions are in handwriting of testator; does not need to be witnessed (portions not in testators' handwriting may not be established as testators' will by extrinsic evidence of intent).

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