My mother has a will that was witnessed by her sisters, which makes it invalid. Does she need to start over or can she just replace the witness page?

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Asked on September 19, 2017 under Estate Planning, Texas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If the sisters do not inherit under the will, they could witness it; it is only people with an interest in the will who cannot witness. 
If they do have an interest, she needs to re-sign the will in front of new, disinterested witnesses; she can certainly use the rest of the document as is, so long as it is re-signed.

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