January 18, 2023
Denton County Probate & Estate Planning
How do I write a will in Texas?
In Texas, a will must be in writing, signed by the testator (the person making the will) or by someone at the testator’s direction and in the testator’s presence, and signed by at least two competent witnesses. The witness signatures must also be made in the presence of the testator. The will should also be dated.
It is also advisable that the will should be typed, rather than hand-written, to avoid ambiguity. Once created, the will should be kept in a safe place and a copy should be given to the executor named in the will.
It’s also important to note that while a will can be written by yourself, it’s recommended to consult with a lawyer to ensure that your will is legally valid, and all your wishes are properly drafted and executed.
Additionally, a will can be modified or revoked at any time by the testator as long as they are mentally capable.
Denton County Estate Planning
So how do you get your will?
Do you need something a little more complex, like a trust?
Do you want to get a Power of Attorney, too?
Call Rashelle Fetty at The Fetty Firm, P.C. to schedule your consultation.