Article 1124. General rules concerning the form and procedure for making a will.
1. A will must be made in writing and certified by a notary. Certification of a will by other persons is allowed in the cases provided for by paragraph 7 of article 1125, article 1127 and paragraph 2 of article 1128 of this Code. Failure to comply with the rules established by this Code on the written form of the will and its certificate entails the invalidity of the will. The drawing up of a will in written form is allowed only as an exception in the cases provided for by Article 1129 of this Code. 2. In the case when, in accordance with the rules of this Code, when drawing up, signing, certifying a will or when transferring a will to a notary, there are witnesses, they cannot be such witnesses and cannot sign a will instead of a testator: a notary or other certifying person; the person in whose favor a will is drawn up or a testamentary waiver is made, the spouse of such person, his children and parents; citizens who do not have full legal capacity; illiterate; citizens with physical disabilities that clearly do not allow them to fully understand the essence of what is happening; persons who do not sufficiently speak the language in which the will is made, except for the case when a closed will is made. 3. In the case when, in accordance with the rules of this Code, when a will is drawn up, signed, certifying, or when a witness is handed over to a notary, the presence of a witness is mandatory, the absence of a witness during these actions entails the invalidity of the will, and the witness’s failure to meet the requirements specified in paragraph 2 of this article may be grounds for recognition of the will invalid. 4. The will shall indicate the place and date of its certification, with the exception of the case provided for in Article 1126 of this Code.
References to other articles of chapter 62. Inheritance by will: