Joint and mutual wills

A joint will is a will executed by two or more testators. The testator is the person who is making the will. If two or more testators execute the same instrument as heir will, the document is called a joint will. A mutual will can arise when two or more testators execute separate wills that make testamentary dispositions of their property to each other on the condition that the survivor leave the remaining property on his or her death as agreed by the testators.