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What Happens if I Write a Will in My Own Handwriting?
What Happens if I Write a Will in My Own Handwriting?
12/23/2015 | by: Danielle | Category: Uncategorized

 

A will drafted entirely in an individual’s own handwriting is known as a holographic will. If it meets certain statutory requirements, Texas courts will recognize it as a valid last will and testament. However, at the hearing where the will is offered for probate, the applicant will need to offer testimony from witnesses who can verify that the holographic will is, in fact, drafted in the deceased’s handwriting. Provided that the document meets the requirements imposed by Texas statute a handwritten document can be a valid will.

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