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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 2-513: Separate writing identifying devise of certain types of tangible property

Section 2–513. [Separate Writing Identifying Devise of Certain Types of Tangible Property.]

A will may refer to a written statement or list to dispose of items of tangible personal property not otherwise specifically disposed of by the will, other than money. To be admissible under this section as evidence of the intended disposition, the writing shall be signed by the testator and shall describe the items and the devisees with reasonable certainty. The writing may be referred to as one to be in existence at the time of the testator's death; it may be prepared before or after the execution of the will; it may be altered by the testator after its preparation; and it may be a writing that has no significance apart from its effect on the dispositions made by the will.