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In the State of Ohio do trusts and wills require a witness

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In the State of Ohio do trusts and wills require a witness for each signature and or do they need to notarized? Do living wills require witnesses and nortary?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Law Pro replied 8 years ago.

No, you don't need any witnesses or notarization for the will to be valid. However, then you have to jump through some hoops in the courts later to verify the authenticity of the document and signatures, etc.


The fact that witnesses and notarization is used to expedite and cause as little hardship for the authentication of the documents. Additionally, make it much harder to challenge the documents.

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