Luke Lantta, of Bryan Cave, writes that under Tennessee law, witnesses to a  will signing, must sign the will itself in order for will to be properly executed.  His blog post begins as follows:

Just how strictly does Tennessee construe the formalities relating to the execution of a will?  Very.  In In re Estate of Bill Morris, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee considered what it meant for the witnesses to sign the will.  In this case, the decedent’s son filed a will contest claiming that the decedent’s will was not properly executed because the will was not signed by witnesses as required by Tennessee Code Annotated Section 32-1

Read full post at: Tennessee Will Witnesses Must Sign Will Itself | Bryan Cave Fiduciary Litigation

Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.