Keep Your Will Safe
You may opt to have more than the required number of witnesses (2) present during the signing in case you think either witness will fail to survive you.
If you are blind, illiterate, incapacitated or too unwell to sign the will, the law allows for the will to be signed on your behalf, as long as you are in the room and you give directions during the signing.
The self-proving affidavit can persuade a probate court not to require the witness to take the stand at a probate hearing after the testator’s death.
Lack of a self-proving affidavit, however, does not make a will invalid.