Can I appoint the sole inheritor of my estate as the executor?

Also, is a self-proved will affidavit the same as the notary and witnesses page?

Asked on November 7, 2012 under Estate Planning, Massachusetts


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country there is nothing improper naming the benficiary of one's estate at the executor of the Will or trust. A self proved Will is generally typed up, signed and dated by the person maing it before two disinterested witnesses. A holographic Will is a Will written in long hand dated and signed by the person making it.


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