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ARTICLE 3
Substantive Law of Wills
Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) CHAPTER 17-B
ARTICLE 3

SUBSTANTIVE LAW OF WILLS

PART 1. WHO MAY MAKE AND RECEIVE TESTAMENTARY DISPOSITIONS

OF PROPERTY; WHAT PROPERTY MAY BE DISPOSED OF BY WILL
Section 3-1.1 Who may make wills of, and exercise testamentary powers of

appointment over property.

3-1.2 What property may be disposed of by will.

3-1.3 Who may receive testamentary dispositions of property;

testamentary dispositions to unincorporated

associations.

PART 2. EXECUTION OF WILLS
Section 3-2.1 Execution and attestation of wills; formal requirements.

3-2.2 Nuncupative and holographic wills.

PART 3. RULES GOVERNING TESTAMENTARY DISPOSITIONS
Section 3-3.1 What a testamentary disposition includes.

3-3.2 Competence of attesting witness who is beneficiary;

application to nuncupative will.

3-3.3 Disposition to issue or brothers or sisters of testator

not to lapse; application to class dispositions.

3-3.4 Consequences of partly ineffective testamentary

dispositions of property to two or more residuary

beneficiaries.

3-3.5 Conditions qualifying dispositions; conditions against

contest; limitation thereon.

3-3.6 Encumbrances on property of decedent or on proceeds of

insurance policy on life of decedent not chargeable

against assets of decedent's estate.

3-3.7 Testamentary disposition to trustee under, or in

accordance with terms of existing inter vivos trust.

3-3.8 Validity of a purchase of real property notwithstanding

its disposition by will.

3-3.9 Testamentary direction to purchase annuities.

PART 4. REVOCATION OF WILLS AND RELATED SUBJECTS
Section 3-4.1 Revocation of wills; effect on codicils.

3-4.2 Agreement to convey property previously disposed of by

will not a revocation.

3-4.3 Revocatory effect of a conveyance, settlement or other act

affecting property previously disposed of by will.

3-4.4 Conveyance of property of an incompetent or conservatee,

previously disposed of specifically by will, not

revocation or ademption.

3-4.5 Insurance proceeds from specific disposition not subject

to ademption.

3-4.6 Revocation or alteration of later will not to revive prior

will or any provisions thereof.

PART 5. RULES GOVERNING WILLS HAVING

RELATION TO ANOTHER JURISDICTION
Section 3-5.1 Formal validity, intrinsic validity, effect,

interpretation, revocation or alteration of testamentary

dispositions of, and exercise of testamentary powers of

appointment over property by wills having relation to

another jurisdiction.