Does a Will Expire?

Must a 30 year old Will be re-done?

Asked on August 12, 2018 under Estate Planning, New York


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Wills do not expire. As a matter of fact, many are years old by the time that they are filed with the probate court. As long as it was valid at the time that it was executed, then it is valid now. That having been said, if the the person who wrote the Will (i.e. the "testator") is still living, they may want to update their Will due to possible changes in life circumstances, assets, etc.

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