2022 Georgia Code
Title 53 - Wills, Trusts, and Administration of Estates
Chapter 4 - Wills
Article 3 - Execution and Attestation
§ 53-4-22. Competency of Witness

Universal Citation: GA Code § 53-4-22 (2022)
  1. Any individual who is competent to be a witness and age 14 or over may witness a will.
  2. If a witness is competent at the time of attesting the will, the subsequent incompetence of the witness shall not prevent the probate of the will.

History. Code 1981, § 53-4-22 , enacted by Ga. L. 1996, p. 504, § 10.

Cross references.

Competency of witnesses generally, § 24-6-601 et seq.

Editor’s notes.

The general provisions concerning the competency of witnesses, referred to in the Comment, are now found at O.C.G.A. § 24-6-601 .

Law reviews.

For article, “Execution, Revocation and Revalidation of Wills: A Critique of Existing Statutory Formalities,” see 11 Ga. L. Rev. 297 (1977).

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