Massachusetts Agencies

Will: Attesting Witnesses


Under G.L.c. 191, §2 a gift to a subscribing witness or his or her spouse will be void unless there are a sufficient number of other witnesses not similarly benefited. Note that where the statute applies the beneficiary is also prohibited from taking by intestacy. See Rosenbloom v. Kokofsky, 373 Mass. 778, 369 N.E.2d 1142 (1977).