What are the requirements for a valid
First, you, the testator, must meet the age requirement. In
most states this means that you must be 18 years old or older.
Secondly, you must be mentally competent. This generally
means that you must know and understand the followings: that you
are making a will and you understand what a will does, you
understand who are your natural heirs, what property you own,
and you know and are able to decide who should receive your
Third, the will has to be made valid according to
the legal requirements adopted by your state. For example, some
states allow you to use a self-proving affidavit. The will prepared
comes with a guide containing clear instructions on how to
properly sign and witness your will in order to meet the legal
requirements in your state and make your will valid.