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Georgia Code Title 53. Wills, Trusts, and Administration of Estates § 53-4-20

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<See Executive Order No. 04.09.20.01 (2019 GA EO 487), related to the COVID-19 Public Health State of Emergency, providing that any requirement under Georgia law that documents be signed, subscribed, executed, witnessed, attested, acknowledged, or affirmed in the physical presence of another individual or individuals may be satisfied by the use of audio-video communication or any similar real-time means of electronic video conferencing that allows all parties to communicate simultaneously by sight and sound.>

(a)?A will shall be in writing and shall be signed by the testator or by some other individual in the testator's presence and at the testator's express direction. A testator may sign by mark or by any name that is intended to authenticate the instrument as the testator's will.

(b)?A will shall be attested and subscribed in the presence of the testator by two or more competent witnesses. A witness to a will may attest by mark. Another individual may not subscribe the name of a witness, even in that witness's presence and at that witness's direction.

(c)?A codicil shall be executed by the testator and attested and subscribed by witnesses with the same formality as a will.

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