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Testamentary Formalities in the United States of America

Ronald J Scalise

in Comparative Succession Law

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199696802
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191732065 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696802.003.0015
Testamentary Formalities in the United States of America

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This chapter discusses major trends and significant minority positions, in addition to the philosophies and historical explanations behind the law of testamentary formalities in the United States. It covers the importance of the signature of the testator, attested wills, holograph wills, special wills, the movement away from strict compliance, and incorporation by reference and alterations.

Keywords: American law; testamentary forms; signature; attested wills; holograph wills; special wills; incorporation; reference; alterations

Chapter.  13235 words. 

Subjects: Company and Commercial Law

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