What are the requirements of a valid will in Mississippi?

In Mississippi, a valid will has to be signed by the person making the will or by some other person in the presence of and by the direction of the person making the will.  It has to be witnessed by two adult witnesses not related to the Will maker and the maker has to be competent.  The maker and the witnesses all have to be in the presence of each other when signed. The maker has to be 18 years of age or emancipated. We are not addressing holographic Wills (handwritten wills).


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