The law surrounding the signing of wills is grounded in history traversing several centuries and is intricate and unique. The laws of all states, except Nevada, and the District of Columbia require a testator’s signature to be witnessed by at least two individuals who are physically present when the testator signs. The witnesses are generally required to “subscribe” (sign beneath) their names to the will in the presence of the testator. The laws of some states provide that
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