North Dakota 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 Section30.1-08-01, et seq
- Must be of sound mind
- Must be at least 18 years old
- document must be signed by declarant
- witnessed by 2 persons
- substantially same form as §23-06.403 (may add specific directives)
Age of TestatorAny adult who is of sound mind
Number of Witnesses RequiredSigned by at least two persons, each of whom signed within a reasonable time after witnessing either the signing of the will or the testators acknowledgment of signature or of will.
Oral Will RecognitionNot recognized