N.Y. Estates, Powers & Trusts Law Section 1-2.19

§ 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.


Unless the context otherwise requires, the term “will” includes a “codicil”.

Source: Section 1-2.19 — Will, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EPT/1-2.­19 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 1-2.19’s source at nysenate​.gov

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