Article IX. Authentication
Rule 903: Subscribing Witnesses' Testimony.
The testimony of a subscribing witness is not necessary to authenticate a writing unless required by statute.
[As amended by ordered filed December 14, 2009, effective July 1, 2010..]
Advisory Commission Comments.
In will contests, T.C.A. § 32-4-105 requires calling subscribing witnesses to a will.
Advisory Commission Comment .
The title of the rule is changed to reflect reality. A Tennessee statute does not necessitate testimony of all living witnesses in a will contest "if to be found." T.C.A. § 32-4-105.Back to Top