Self-Proving Wills

In all states in the U.S., excluding the District of Columbia, Vermont, Ohio, and Maryland, self-proving wills are considered valid. A self-proving will is simply a will which is witnessed and signed by at least two persons other than the testator. These two individuals are witness to and signers of the will, under risk of perjury. For many reasons, a self-proving will is beneficial to the creator of the will as well as to his or her heirs.

If you are considering creating a self-proving will, you may benefit from the assistance of a knowledgeable estate planning attorney. The Houston estate planning attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. have experience with a variety of estate planning circumstances and can help guide you successfully through the process of creating the will that is right for you and your heirs. To speak with one of our skilled attorneys, contact our office today at 281-362-2865.

The Benefits of Self-Proving Wills

When a testator creates a self-proving will, they are ensuring an easier path for their beneficiaries to distributing their assets after their death. The following are some of the benefits of a self-proving will:

Self-proving wills help speed up the probate process because there is no need to track down witnesses

  • They also reduce the cost of tracking down witnesses and having them testify to the will’s validity
  • They protect against the problem of missing or deceased witnesses not being able to testify
  • Adds solid authentication of the will, helping beneficiaries avoid drawn out conflicts over its validity

The specific language and requirements necessary for creating a self-proving will can be explained by a knowledgeable estate planning attorney.

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If you plan on making a will and believe a self-proving will would be beneficial for your circumstances, the Houston estate planning attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. can help. To speak with a qualified estate planning attorney, contact us today at 281-362-2865.

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