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WILLS ACT 1936 - SECT 8

8—Requirements as to writing and execution of will

Subject to this Act, no will is valid unless it is in writing and executed in the following manner:

            (a)         it must be signed by the testator or by some other person in the testator's presence and by the testator's direction; and

            (b)         it must appear, on the face of the will or otherwise, that the testator intended by the signature to give effect to the will; and

            (c)         the signature must be made or acknowledged by the testator in the presence of two or more witnesses present at the same time; and

            (d)         the witnesses must attest and sign the will (but no form of attestation is necessary); and

            (e)         the signatures of the witnesses must be made or acknowledged in the presence of the testator (but not necessarily in the presence of each other).



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