Article 1126. Closed will.
1. The testator has the right to make a will without giving other persons, including the notary, the opportunity to familiarize themselves with its content (closed will). 2. The closed will shall be personally written and signed by the testator. Failure to comply with these rules entails the invalidity of the will. 3. The closed will in the sealed envelope is transferred by the testator to the notary in the presence of two witnesses who put their signatures on the envelope. An envelope signed by witnesses is sealed in their presence by a notary in another envelope in which the notary makes an inscription containing information about the testator from whom the closed will was accepted by the notary, the place and date of adoption, the name, patronymic and residence of each witness in accordance with an identity document. When accepting an envelope with a closed will from the testator, the notary must explain to the testator the content of paragraph 2 of this article and article 1149 of this Code and write the corresponding inscription on the second envelope, as well as issue a document confirming the acceptance of the closed will to the testator. 4. Upon submission of the death certificate of the person who made the closed will, the notary no later than fifteen days from the date of presentation of the certificate opens the envelope with the will in the presence of at least two witnesses and who wish to attend the interested persons from among the heirs by law. After opening the envelope, the text of the will contained in it is immediately announced by the notary, after which the notary draws up and together with the witnesses signs a protocol certifying the opening of the envelope with the will and containing the full text of the will. The original will is kept by the notary. Heirs issued a notarized copy of the protocol.
References to other articles of chapter 62. Inheritance by will: