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Are holographic wills accepted in California?

People have a wide range of questions when it comes to estate planning, whether they are unsure of which type of trust to set up or are having difficulty naming an executor. However, some are unsure if certain facets of estate planning are even recognized in California, such as holographic wills. If you have any questions regarding your estate, it is essential to find answers while thinking about which options are best given your circumstances.

According to the State Bar of California, holographic wills are valid in California. However, it is important to note that there are certain conditions which need to be satisfied. For example, holographic wills, which are entirely handwritten, must be in the testator's own handwriting and contain his or her signature and the date. While holographic wills do not necessitate witnesses, the writing must be legible and could be invalidated if any aspects of the will have been typed out.

While these types of wills are valid, it is important to point out that they may not be ideal for many people who are trying to protect their estate and move forward with an efficient plan. With estate planning, it is essential to be mindful of the many different options you may have and take steps to ensure that your property is distributed according to your wishes in a way that is most convenient for your loved ones.

You should also note that this post was compiled as a means of offering general information and is not legal help.

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