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Last Will FAQ

Can I make a handwritten last will?

A handwritten last will is called a "holographic last will." It is valid in about 25 states if all of its material provisions and clauses are handwritten. However, because most handwritten last wills are not as in-depth as the LegalZoom Last Will and Testament and because they are often not properly written, they are not generally recommended. Courts can be unusually strict in determining whether a holographic last will is authentic. More importantly, it is not recommended that people revise their last wills by hand.

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