Attestation Clause

Definition

A clause at the end of a document, in particular a will, which sets forth the legal requirements the document must satisfy, states that those requirements have been met, and is signed by one or more witnesses. An attestation clause strengthens the presumption that the requirements have been met. 

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Keely v. Moore, 196 U.S. 38 (1904).

See also

  • [wex:Attest]
  • [wex:Attestation]
  • [wex:Estates and trusts]