Brief Fact Summary. A testator handwrote blank parts of a printed will form, with only one witness.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. Where a testator uses a preprinted form, and in his own handwriting fills in the blanks by designating his beneficiaries and apportioning his estate among them and signing it, he has created a valid holographic will.
If testators are to be encouraged by a statute like ours to draw their own wills, the courts should not adopt upon purely technical reasoning a construction which would result in invalidating such wills.View Full Point of Law