Kentucky 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§394.020, et seq.
- May be created by any adult with decisional capacity
- document must be made in writing
- document must be dated
- document must be either witnessed by 2 or more adults in presence of grantor and in presence of each other or acknowledged before notary
- in substantially the same form as §311.625
- No witness can be related to grantor
Age of Testator18 years or older and of sound mind (persons under 18 may obtain power â€œspecially given to that effectâ€). However a parent, though under 18, may by will appoint a guardian for his/her child.
Number of Witnesses RequiredIf will is not wholly written by testator, subscription must be made or will acknowledged by testator in presence of at least two credible witnesses; witnesses must sign in presence of testator and each other.