(1) Except as provided in RCW 11.12.400 through 11.12.491, every will shall be in writing signed by the testator or by some other person under
the testator's direction in the testator's presence or electronic presence, and shall
be attested by two or more competent witnesses, by subscribing their names to the
will, or by signing an affidavit that complies with RCW 11.20.020(2), while in the presence or electronic presence of the testator and at the testator's
direction or request: PROVIDED, That a last will and testament, executed in the mode
prescribed by the law of the place where executed or of the testator's domicile, either
at the time of the will's execution or at the time of the testator's death, shall
be deemed to be legally executed, and shall be of the same force and effect as if
executed in the mode prescribed by the laws of this state. Any will executed by a testator and witnesses who are not in the same physical location
but in the electronic presence of one another in accordance with this section may
be executed, attested, or acknowledged in counterparts, which together shall be considered
a single document.
(2) This section shall be applied to all wills, whenever executed, including those
subject to pending probate proceedings.
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