Jenny’s mother, Jeanette age 86 is getting rather ill and sick recently.
Due to such condition, she wished to assign an attorney to prepare a WILL while she is still currently mentally conscious. Despite her wishes, Jeanette whom is so ill and bedridden couldn’t even hold a pen to sign her signature on the WILL nonetheless she heard that she can affix her thumbprint instead.
Does it mean that Jeanette can no longer have her WILL executed if she is unable to sign her WILL?
According to S.3 of Interpretation of Act 1948 & 1967 defines sign includes the making of a mark or the affixing of a thumbprint. Therefore, Jeannette may affix her thumbprint in her WILL without worrying in the legality of her WILL.
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