2021 Colorado Code
Title 15 - Probate, Trusts, and Fiduciaries
Article 11 - Intestate Succession and Wills
Part 10 - International Wills
§ 15-11-1004. International Wills - Requirements
- An international will shall be made in writing. It need not be written by the testator himself. It may be written in any language by hand or by any other means.
- A testator shall declare in the presence of two witnesses and of a person authorized to act in connection with international wills that the document is his will and that he knows the contents thereof. Such testator need not inform the witnesses or the authorized person of the contents of the will.
- In the presence of the witnesses and of the authorized person the testator shall sign the will or, if he has previously signed it, shall acknowledge his signature.
- If the testator is unable to sign, the absence of his signature shall not affect the validity of the international will if such testator indicates the reason for his inability to sign and the authorized person makes note thereof on the will. In such case, it is permissible for any other person present, including the authorized person or one of the witnesses, at the direction of the testator, to sign the testator's name for him if the authorized person makes note of this on the will, but it is not required that any person sign the testator's name for him.
- The witnesses and the authorized person shall there and then attest the will by signing in the presence of the testator.
- The provisions of section 15-11-501 shall apply.
History. Source: L. 89: Entire part added, p. 812, § 1, effective April 17.
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