Is a handwritten codicil which has been notarized valid?

What are the required components?

Asked on November 8, 2012 under Estate Planning, Illinois


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Assuming the handwritten codicil that you are writing about is entirely written out by the person who wrote it, signed and dated then in all likelihood under the laws of all states in this country it is a valid holographic codicil. I suggest that you have a Wills and trust attorney review it for a legal opinion as to its validity.

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