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Mississippi Handwritten Wills


A will or testament is a legal declaration by which a person provides for the transfer of his/her property at death. Most Wills are prepare by an attorney. However, in Mississippi and many states handwritten Wills or Holographic Wills, are valid.

To be valid there several minimal requirements a handwritten Will must meet. (1) Will must be prepared in completely in your own handwriting. Mississippi does not require witnesses if it is a handwritten will. The testator must have had the mental capacity to write the Will, such capacity is presumed unless there is evidence to the contrary. The testator must be giving a directive as to the distribution o f his estate to beneficiaries.

Mississippi’s laws regarding wills are complex and might require the assistance of an attorney. A professionally prepare Will is always the best choice to insure your wish are cared out but an holographic Will is always viable option. Make sure you research the laws of your state or consult with an attorney before deciding on a handwritten Will.


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