Form, language of wills

Article 804. Every will must be in writing and executed in a language or dialect known to the testator. (Civil Code of the Philippines)

There can be no oral wills. The law requires them to be in writing. Also, there is a language requirement; they must be written in a language or dialect the testator could speak or understand when he was alive. Note that the law speaks of language or dialect "known to" and not necessarily "spoken by."

Popular Posts