2010 Georgia Code
O.C.G.A. 53-4-20 (2010)
TITLE 53 - WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES
CHAPTER 4 - WILLS
ARTICLE 3 - EXECUTION AND ATTESTATION
§ 53-4-20 - (Revised Probate Code of 1998) Required writing; signing; witnesses; codicil
53-4-20. (Revised Probate Code of 1998) Required writing; signing; witnesses; codicil
(a) A will shall be in writing and shall be signed by the testator or by some other individual in the testator's presence and at the testator's express direction. A testator may sign by mark or by any name that is intended to authenticate the instrument as the testator's will.
(b) A will shall be attested and subscribed in the presence of the testator by two or more competent witnesses. A witness to a will may attest by mark. Another individual may not subscribe the name of a witness, even in that witness's presence and at that witness's direction.
(c) A codicil shall be executed by the testator and attested and subscribed by witnesses with the same formality as a will.
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