Utah 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 SectionTit. 75-2-501, et seq
- Must be at least 18 years old
- must be made in writing
- signed by declarant or at his directive
- document must be dated
- signed in presence of 2 or more adult witnesses
- substantially same form as §75-21104
- no force during course of declarants pregnancy
Age of Testator18 years or older and of sound mind
Number of Witnesses RequiredSigned by at least 2 individuals, each of whom signed within a reasonable time after he witnessed either the signing, testators acknowledgment of that signature, or testators acknowledgment of the will
Oral Will RecognitionNot recognized