Code of the District of Columbia

§ 18–103. Execution of written will; attestation.

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A will or testament, other than a will executed in the manner provided by section 18-107, is void unless it is:

(1) in writing and signed by the testator, or by another person in his presence and by his express direction; and

(2) attested and subscribed in the presence or, during the period from March 11, 2020, until November 5, 2021, the electronic presence, as defined in § 18-813(a)(2), of the testator, by at least two credible witnesses.