Houston, TX asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: Mother died 2 yrs ago had notarized will but did not file it in the court system. Is will still valid? What do I do now?

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James Norman Willi

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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Yes, the will should still be valid. I recommend that you contact an estate planning and/or probate attorney to discuss your options.

Terry Lynn Garrett

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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The Will may be a valid Will. It is impossible to say without seeing it.

To probate your mother's estate, the Will must be submitted to the probate court and accepted for probate. A local probate lawyer can advise you. You may be surprised at how (relatively) inexpensive it is to probate an estate in Texas.

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