Does a New Jersey Will Need To Be Signed?


Louise Macool, a resident of New Jersey, had a 1995 Will and a 2007 Codicil. She met with her attorney about preparing a new Will. She had written that, among other things, she wanted to add her niece as a beneficiary and keep the house in the family.

Macool’s attorney dictated the Will and his secretary typed a rough draft while his client was in the office. Unfortunately, however, Macool left the office and died one hour after the appointment.

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