How Many Witnesses Need to Sign A Will In Texas?

by Rania Combs on September 11, 2013

last willTexas recognizes two types of written wills and the witness requirements are different for both.

Holographic Wills are Wills that are completely in the handwriting of the Testator and signed by him or her. The Texas statutes do not require that any witnesses sign a holographic Will.

The requirements are different for attested Wills. To be valid, an attested will must be it must be in writing, signed by the testator, or another person at his direction and in his presence, and witnessed in the testator’s presence by at least two credible witnesses over the age of 14.

For more information about the requirements of attested Wills and holographic Wills, click on the links.

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