Is a Will prepared in one state good in another?

It is 39 years old.

Asked on February 5, 2016 under Estate Planning, Oklahoma

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

As long as the Will in question was validly executed in the state in which it was signed and witnessed, then it is valid in a new state of residence. That having been said, since so much time has passed, it is advisable to draft and execute a new Will. The cost of doing so will depend on just how complicated it is. Additionally, if you want both a Will and Trust, then the cost will be greater. At this point, you can contact some local attorneys and see what fee they quote.


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