1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Estates, Powers & Trusts
  4. Article 1: General Provisions
  5. Part 2: Definitions


Section 1-2.19 Will

Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT)

§ 1-2.19 Will

  (a) A will is an oral declaration or written instrument, made as prescribed by 3-2.1 or 3-2.2 to take effect upon death, whereby a person disposes of property or directs how it shall not be disposed of, disposes of his body or any part thereof, exercises a power, appoints a fiduciary or makes any other provision for the administration of his estate, and which is revocable during his lifetime.

  (b) Unless the context otherwise requires, the term "will" includes a "codicil".