Can the information required on a Will form be typed or must it be handwritten?

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Can the information required on a Will form be typed or must it be handwritten?

Other than the signatures, can the rest of the information be typed?

Asked on January 11, 2012 under Estate Planning, Texas

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am assuming here that you are using one of those pre printed forms that you get off the internet.  I have to say that I do not think that it is a good idea.  But be that as it may, generally speaking, Wills must be typed.  Some states allow for a Will to be handwritten but usually in only very limited circumstances.  Also, there are generally formal requirements for the execution of a Will so make sure that you follow those procedures.  Good luck.


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