Wilmar, AR asked in Estate Planning for Arkansas

Q: Is a self written will legal in Arkansas

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Wade Allan Williams
Wade Allan Williams
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Eureka Springs, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Yes. A self written will can be valid in Arkansas provided it follows the statutory requirements. In these days and times, a self written will could include the traditional holographic will, which is hand written, or a will that the testator creates and prints from their computer. Either can be valid, but depending on which method is chosen, the number of witnesses changes. Anyone desiring to create their own will should carefully review the requirements for proper execution, including the number and type of witnesses needed.

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