Wills & Estate Planning

Execution of a Last Will and Testament for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Special issues arise when drafting and executing a last will and testament for a blind or visually impaired person. The main issue relates to the execution provisions of the New York Estates, Powers and Trusts Law (EPTL). Because the EPTL requires testators (the person whose will is made) to sign the will and declare aloud that the document signed is his or her will, additional care should be taken to make sure that it is properly executed.