What is a holographic will?

A holographic will is a handwritten will — written out completely by the person making the will (not typed at all), in that person’s handwriting, and signed by that person. Texas recognizes holographic wills as valid. McCreary Law Office does not recommend this. Confusion, family battles, and high court costs can result.

Further reading: Are Handwritten Wills Valid?

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Houston Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Jana R. McCreary has been an attorney for over eighteen years, a career move she made after working for over a decade with adults and children with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Graduatin… Read More

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