Q: Can a will be executed BEFORE the death of the person who initiated the will?
A: A will MUST be executed during lifetime. It is not possible for a person to create and sign a will after he or she dies.
A: I'm not sure of the exact question. Often, attorneys use the word "execute" to mean to put a legal document into effect. One, drafts/puts a Will into effect by signing/executing it. A Will must be put in place by the Testator before the Testator passes, or loses mental capacity. However, a court only gives legal effect to the will/or probates the Will upon someone passing. To open succession, we must provide the court with a death certificate and copy of a valid Will, if any. Hope this helps clarify your issue.
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