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 Section45a-250, et seq.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- document must be signed
- document must be dated
- signature must be made in presence of 2 witnesses
- in substantially form of §19a-575a
Age of Testator18 years or older and of sound mind
Number of Witnesses RequiredAttested by two witnesses, each of them subscribing in presence of testator.
Oral Will RecognitionInvalid if executed in Connecticut.