A. Notwithstanding section 14-2503 relating to holographic wills, a will may refer to a written statement or list to dispose of items of tangible personal property other than money and not otherwise specifically disposed of by the will.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 14-2513

  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Testator: includes a person of either sex. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215

B. To be admissible under this section as evidence of the intended disposition, the writing shall either be in the testator‘s handwriting or be signed by the testator and shall describe the items and the devisees with reasonable certainty.

C. The writing may be:

1. Referred to as one to be in existence at the time of the testator’s death.

2. Prepared before or after the execution of the will.

3. Altered by the testator after its preparation.

4. A writing that has no significance apart from its effect on the dispositions made by the will.