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A holographic will is a handwritten will and testament. Typically, it is required that wills be signed and witnessed in order for it to be valid. Holographic wills, that are not witnessed, need to meet certain requirements to be probated, such as:
Holographic wills are usually created in emergency situations. Some famous examples of holographic wills are:
There may be some consequences to holographic wills. If they aren't signed the right way, or if intentions are not clearly stated by the testator, it might not be regarded as a valid testament. Holographic wills often result in legal battles to determine validity. Since holographic wills are recognized only in certain circumstances, it is advised to consult a wills and estate lawyer and prepare a will with a witness expert.
In case a holographic will has been misinterpreted, considered invalid or challenged, a wills and estate planning lawyer can help. A lawyer can represent clients by consulting psychologists and witnesses to determine if the will was manipulated and work with forensic accountants to determine the actual value of the estate. A wills and estate planning lawyer can also help make sure your will is constructed correctly and cannot be misinterpreted by helping you create a will, update a will or contest a will.
If you believe that you may be improperly deprived of a rightful inheritance that was written as a holographic will, or if the holographic will is being contested, contact Attorney Search Network to be connected to a wills and estate planning lawyer in your area today.
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