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What are the characteristics of an independent witness?

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An independent witness:


  • Is fourteen (14) years or older;


  • Is mentally capable of providing testimony in court, at the time of signing;


  • Is not specified in the Will (for example as Executor, Trustee, Heir, Legatee or Beneficiary); and


  • Is not the spouse of anyone who has been specified in the Will (the Testator/Testatrix, Executor, Trustee, Heir, Legatee or Beneficiary([ies]).