I am thinking about preparing a living will for my mother and have a question about witnesses. I realize that relatives by marriage cannot witness but how far do you take that? I know my mother’s daughter-in-law can’t be a witness but can my mother’s daughter-in-law and her husband be a witness. They will not be named in any last will and testament.
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