Current with changes from the 2023 Legislative Session through Ch. 191
Section 2-6-112 - [Effective 7/1/2023] Will to be in writing; number and competency of witnesses; signature of testator; subscribing witness not to benefit; exception(a) Except as provided in W.S. 2-6-113 , all wills to be valid shall be in writing, or typewritten, witnessed by two (2) competent witnesses and signed by the testator or by some person in his presence and by his express direction. If the witnesses are competent at the time of attesting the execution of the will, their subsequent incompetency shall not prevent the probate and allowance of the will. No subscribing witness to any will can derive any benefit therefrom unless there are two (2) disinterested and competent witnesses to the same, but if without a will the witness would be entitled to any portion of the testator's estate, the witness may still receive the portion to the extent and value of the amount devised.(b) Witnesses to a will may appear in person or by the use of audio-video communication technology, provided that the witnesses can see and hear the testator in real time, have the opportunity to judge the competency of the testator, have the ability to securely sign the will electronically and can determine that the testator is freely and voluntarily signing and executing the will.Amended by Laws 2023, ch. 170,§ 1, eff. 7/1/2023.This section is set out more than once due to postponed, multiple, or conflicting amendments.