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Q: Is a will legal in Kentucky, if the testators signature is misspelled 2 times?

My grandmothers will was executed by her nephew and his lawyer.they brought the will to the hospital when she was in ICU and she misspelled her name there also undue influence because the majority of her estate benefits him and his brothers and sisters(17 ofthem) and I never met one of them in my life until she died.

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: If she was in Her right mind when she signed it, the signatures are valid, misspelled or not. However, the undue influence claim will have to be determined in a will contest action. Check with her physician, who will be in the best position to tell you whether she was capable of signing a will when she signed it.

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