Los Angeles, CA asked in Estate Planning, Elder Law and Probate for Arizona

Q: Is ARS code 14-2503 valid to cover a person putting their hand on tetatrix to sign a will while having dimentia

Will was made 10 days before mom died, my sister adds her name on to inherit the house. Can this qualify as undue influence

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: The procedure you described appears highly questionable. You may have grounds to object to this will. The will may not qualify as a valid holographic will and/or your Mom may not have had testamentary capacity. I recommend reviewing this matter with a probate attorney as soon as possible. Once your probate attorney knows all the facts he or she will be able to let you know your legal rights and best options.

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