An Ohio 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. They should have seen the testator sign the will or heard them acknowledge the signature.
Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format. However, oral wills are accepted if made in the last sickness and witnessed two competent disinterested individuals, within 10 days after the speaking of the testamentary words.
An Ohio resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.