Is it legal for a family member, who is a lawyer, to draft another family member’s Will?

Asked on June 8, 2014 under Estate Planning, Arkansas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

It is legal and not uncommon. Obviously, there are cases where there may be a conflict of interst that could later result in a challenge to the will--such as if the will leaves the attorney everything--but that's judged on a case-by-case basis, if there is a challenge. There is no blanket prohibition against this.

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