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Law Office of James D. Lynch, PLLC

3000 Joe Dimaggio Blvd #90, Round Rock, TX 78665

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(512) 745-6347

(714) 745-3875

©2020 by Law Office of James D. Lynch, PLLC. The information contained in this website is for informational purposes and is not to be considered legal advice.  Any correspondence between you and the Law Office of James D. Lynch is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship.  Please do not send confidential information to us until after an attorney-client relationship has been established by an engagement letter signed by the proposed client and our attorney.

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A WILL MUST CONFORM TO STATE LAW

A will must meet the requirements of the state in which it was made. Each state has laws on the execution of wills, and while these laws are often similar, they are not always the same. For example, some states allow wills to be handwritten, while others do not. State laws also differ on the placement of the testator's signature (e.g. whether it must be signed on every page, signed only at the end, or signed anywhere on the will).


When making a will, you need to ensure it conforms to the laws set forth in your state. If it does not, it could be deemed invalid, in which case your state's intestate succession laws will determine the distribution of your assets. That may be very different from the way you would have preferred.