Washington D.C. Last Will and Testament Template

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A Washington D.C. last will and testament is a legal document that allows a “testator,” the creator of the will, to outline how he or she would like his or her affairs to be managed after death. A will enables a testator to name a guardian to care for his or her children, to bequeath property, and to name someone he or she trusts to manage the settling of affairs. If a testator dies in the District of Colombia without leaving a last will and testament, the courts will distribute any property to his or her closest surviving relatives, starting with spouse and children. If no relatives can be located, the state will take ownership of any property.

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Definition – (§ 18–102) – A will must be in writing and its testator must be a person who is at least 18 years of age and of sound mind.

Signing Requirements (§ 18–103) – Must be signed by the testator and attested to by at least two credible witnesses.

Statutes Code of the District of Colombia, Title 18

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