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Does a last will and testament have to be notarized. I went to a notary public and was told they could not notarize a will. What is the option that would make it official?

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New york

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All investments have been assigned to each of my three children. I need a will showing who will be the executor and description of property (car and mobile home) which are currently solely in my name.

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What is the proper finalization for legalizing the will. I went to a notary public and was told they could no notarize a will how do I make this will legal?

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Welcome to JA and thank you for your question Did you prepare the will or did an attorney draft the document?
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Estate Lawyer: Attorney2, Attorney replied 8 months ago
In New York a will does need to be notarized to be legally valid. The requirement is that two people witness you signing your will and that the witnesses sign the will as well. This link sets out the requirements http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/new-york-make-will-31735.html
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Estate Lawyer: Attorney2, Attorney replied 8 months ago
This link sets out the requirements for the witnesses http://resources.lawinfo.com/wills/new-york/
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Estate Lawyer: Attorney2, Attorney replied 8 months ago
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