Houston, TX asked in Probate for Texas

Q: My father passed away and left a holographic will. We aren’t sure it is valid? How can that be determined?

Providing it’s not valid, could it hold a fight in probate court? My brother is 18 to be 19 so isn’t of legal age and I’m 23.

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Mr. Troy Michael Moore
Mr. Troy Michael Moore
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Are you located in Texas? Each has its own set of laws for probate cases. In Texas, it has to express testamentary intent and be wholly in the handwriting of the Decedent.

Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Take the handwritten Will to a local Texas probate lawyer for evaluation. Note that in Texas 18, not 21, is the age of majority.

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