If we are typing our own Will, is it better to have it signed by 2 witnesses or have it notarized?

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If we are typing our own Will, is it better to have it signed by 2 witnesses or have it notarized?

Asked on September 2, 2013 under Estate Planning, Texas

Answers:

Nathan Wagner / Law Office of Nathan Wagner

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You must have the will signed by 2 witnesses. It is better to have witnesses who will not be inheriting from the will. The notary can be 1 of the witnesses, but it is not necessary to have a will notarized.

(In some states, you can have a valid holographic will, which must be handwritten and requires no witnesses. Holographic wills also do not require a notary.)


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