A New York Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:
The testator must be eighteen years old or older.
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 order to make it valid. The witnesses also must sign the will within a 30 days.
Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format.
A New York resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.