Vermont 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. 14 §1, et seq.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- must be of sound mind
- must be made in presence of 2 or more witnesses
- suggested form: §5253
Age of Testator“Of age” (18 years) and of sound mind
Number of Witnesses RequiredAttested and subscribed by 2 or more credible witnesses in presence of testator and in presence of each other.
Oral Will RecognitionShall not pass personal estate over $200; not proved unless memo made in writing (by person present at making) within 6 days from making of will and presented for probate within 6 months from death of testator; soldier in actual military service or seaman at sea may dispose of wages and personal estate as he would at common law. Military wills under 10 U.S.C Â§1044d valid.