What to do if I received a copy of a Will that my brother said my mother wrote but I’m not so sure that it was signed by her?

There is a signature on the first page of the will that I am not sure is hers. There second page consists only of the names and signatures of 2 witnesses. Is this acceptable? How do I know that what the 2 witnesses attested to was really the first page of this will since my mother’s signature and their signatures are on 2 different pages.

Thank you.

Asked on December 13, 2015 under Estate Planning, Oklahoma


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Sounds like you are questioning the authenticity of this will. If you are a beneficiary in this will or think you were wrongfully taken out or if this was simply a forged document, consider talking to a probate lawyer in your state and see if you can file a motion in probate court challenging the will itself.

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