What constitutes a will? According to Massachusetts law, which is similar to the law in all states, wills must be in writing and signed by the "testator" and two witnesses.
However, the law also permits other writings to serve if the:
Intent that the document constitute the testator's will can be established by extrinsic evidence.
This means that a separate writing that does not meet all of the traditional requirements of a will may be admitted as a will by the probate court.Read More