A Missouri Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:
The testator must be eighteen years old or older, or a minor emancipated by adjudication, marriage, or entrance into active military duty.
They must also be of ‘sound mind’.
The Will must be signed by the testator or by someone else in their name (provided it is done under the testator’s direction and in their presence).
The signing of the Will requires at least two witnesses in the presence of a testator in order to make it valid. They cannot be beneficiaries.
Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format. However, in certain circumstances, oral wills are valid.
A Missouri resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.