Except as provided for holographic wills, writings within section 30-2338, and wills within section 30-2331, every will is required to be in writing signed by the testator or in the testator's name by some other individual in the testator's presence and by his direction, and is required to be signed by at least two individuals each of whom witnessed either the signing or the testator's acknowledgment of the signature or of the will.
Source:Laws 1974, LB 354, § 49, UPC § 2-502.
In order to be valid, a will must be signed by witnesses prior to the testator's death. In re Estate of Flicker, 215 Neb. 495, 339 N.W.2d 914 (1983).
Testamentary capacity is not an element of due execution. In re Estate of Flider, 213 Neb. 153, 328 N.W.2d 197 (1982).
An attesting witness need not probe into a testator's mental capacity prior to signing a will as a witness. In re Estate of Camin, 212 Neb. 490, 323 N.W.2d 827 (1982).