2021 Georgia Code
Title 53 - Wills, Trusts, and Administration of Estates
Chapter 4 - Wills
Article 3 - Execution and Attestation

Law reviews.

- For article suggesting that nuncupative wills should no longer be recognized in Georgia, see 11 Ga. L. Rev. 297 (1977). For survey article on wills, trusts, guardianships, and fiduciary administration, see 60 Mercer L. Rev. 417 (2008). For annual survey on wills, trusts, guardianships, and fiduciary administration, see 61 Mercer L. Rev. 385 (2009).


Decedent's Gift to Heir as Advancement, 35 POF2d 357.

Proof of Decedent's Intent That Inter Vivos Gift to Heir Constitutes Advancement, 83 POF3d 295.


- Governing law of will as affected by change of domicil after its execution, 57 A.L.R. 229.

Admissibility and credibility of testimony of subscribing witness tending to impeach execution of will or testamentary capacity of testator, 79 A.L.R. 394.

Necessity that attesting witnesses to will subscribe in presence of each other, 99 A.L.R. 554.

Law in effect at time of execution of will or at time of death of testator as controlling, 129 A.L.R. 859.

Soldiers' and seamen's wills, 147 A.L.R. 1297; 148 A.L.R. 1384; 149 A.L.R. 1451; 149 A.L.R. 1452; 150 A.L.R. 1417; 150 A.L.R. 1418; 151 A.L.R. 1453; 152 A.L.R. 1450; 154 A.L.R. 1447.

Effectiveness of nuncupative will where essential witness thereto is beneficiary, 28 A.L.R.2d 796.

Validity of will written on disconnected sheets, 38 A.L.R.2d 477.

Weight and effect of presumption or inference of due execution of will, 40 A.L.R.2d 1223.

"Attestation" or "witnessing" of will, required by statute, as including witnesses' subscription, 45 A.L.R.2d 1365.

Effect of failure of attesting witness to observe testator's capacity, 69 A.L.R.2d 662.

Validity of will as affected by fact that witnesses signed before testator, 91 A.L.R.2d 737.

What amounts to "last sickness" or the like within requirement that nuncupative will be made during last sickness, 8 A.L.R.3d 952.

Requirement that holographic will, or its material provisions, be entirely in testator's handwriting as affected by appearance of some printed or written matter not in testator's handwriting, 37 A.L.R.4th 528.

Proper execution of self-proving affidavit as validating or otherwise curing defect in execution of will itself, 1 A.L.R.5th 965.

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