If I type up my own simple Will and then have it witnessed and notarized, will it be valid upon my death?

Asked on September 7, 2015 under Estate Planning, South Carolina

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

First of all a Will need not be notarized unless possibly if nd athere is a self proving affidavit attached. And a typewritten Will is legal. However, going online and purchasing a form from a reputable site might be preferable as state law is researched so that the Will complies with applicable state law. Additionally, whatever you do be it your own or a purchased form, you may want to consider at least having an attorney review it for you. If something is not correctly done your assets may not pass as you would wish.


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