Attestation Clause

Published: | Updated: May 14, 2018

Definition - What does Attestation Clause mean?

An attestation clause is a provision in a will or other type of legal document, normally located after the original signature. It sets out the legal requirements of the document and states that those requirements have been met.

By signing the attestation clause, the signatories are declaring and confirming that everything within the clause is true and the document's legal requirements have been met.

Insuranceopedia explains Attestation Clause

The attestation clause is normally signed by one or more parties to the contract, along with one or more witnesses to the signing.

The attestation clause may make a number of stipulations, including that the parties to the contract entered into it while they were of sound mind, did not sign it under any duress, and were 18 years of age or older when they entered into the legally binding agreement.

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