Summary of Connecticut's Will Requirements:
|Minimum Age to Make a Will||18|
|Written Document Required||Yes|
|Nuncupative Wills (Oral)||No|
|Holographic Wills (Hand-Written, Unwitnessed)||No|
|Number of Witnesses Required||2|
|Statutory Form for Self-Proving Affidavit||Yes|
Statutes Governing Connecticut's Will Requirements:
Who may make a will
Any person eighteen years of age or older, and of sound mind, may dispose of his estate by will.
Connecticut Requirements for a Will - General Statutes, Sec. 45a-250
Making and execution of wills. Wills executed outside the state
A will or codicil shall not be valid to pass any property unless it is in writing, subscribed by the testator and attested by two witnesses, each of them subscribing in the testator's presence; but any will executed according to the laws of the state or country where it was executed may be admitted to probate in this state and shall be effectual to pass any property of the testator situated in this state.
Connecticut Requirements for a Will - General Statutes, Sec. 45a-251
Revocation of Will
Except as provided by sections 45a-257a to 45a-257d, inclusive, a will or codicil shall not be revoked in any other manner except by burning, cancelling, tearing or obliterating it by the testator or by some person in the testator's presence by the testator's direction, or by a later will or codicil.
Connecticut Requirements for a Will - General Statutes, Sec. 45a-257
Devise or bequest to subscribing witness
Every devise or bequest given in any will or codicil to a subscribing witness, or to the husband or wife of such subscribing witness, shall be void unless such will or codicil is legally attested without the signature of such witness, or unless such devisee or legatee is an heir to the testator. The competency of such witness shall not be affected by any such devise or bequest. The interest of any witness in any community, church, society, association or corporation, beneficially interested in any devise or bequest, shall not affect such devise or bequest or the competency of such witness.
Connecticut Requirements for a Will - General Statutes, Sec. 45a-258
Reference to document creating trust
The reference in a will or codicil to a trust document by which a devise or bequest is made to such trust shall not thereby cause such trust or such part of the assets thereof distributed to it by such devise or bequest to be subject to the jurisdiction of the probate court in which such will or codicil is admitted to probate.
Connecticut Requirements for a Will - General Statutes, Sec. 45a-259
Effect of devise of all real property
Every devise purporting to convey all the real property of the testator shall be construed to convey all the real property belonging to him at the time of his decease, unless it clearly appears by his will that he intended otherwise.
Connecticut Requirements for a Will - General Statutes, Sec. 45a-261
[Reference - Connecticut Requirements for a Will].