Connecticut Connecticut 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

45a-250, et seq.

Operative Facts

  1. Must be at least 18 years old
  2. document must be signed
  3. document must be dated
  4. signature must be made in presence of 2 witnesses
  5. in substantially form of ยง19a-575a

Age of Testator

18 years or older and of sound mind

Number of Witnesses Required

Attested by two witnesses, each of them subscribing in presence of testator.

Oral Will Recognition

Invalid if executed in Connecticut.

Holographic Will Recognition

Executed in Connecticut is not admissible but valid if properly made outside the state according to the laws of that state.

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