Wyoming Wyoming 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

2-6-101, et. seq.

Operative Facts

  1. Must be an adult
  2. must be made in writing
  3. document must be signed and dated
  4. must be signed in presence of 2 or more adult witnesses
  5. no effect during course of qualified patients pregnancy
  6. terminal condition must be certified in writing by 2 physicians. Witnesses must not be related to declarant

Age of Testator

Any person of legal age and sound mind

Number of Witnesses Required

Two competent witnesses and signed by testator or by some person in his presence and by his express direction.

Oral Will Recognition

Not recognized

Holographic Will Recognition

Valid if entirely written and signed in hand of testator himself; need not be witnessed.

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Source: http://www.will-laws.com/states/wyoming/last-will-and-testament