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CAN YOU PROBATE A HANDWRITTEN WILL IN NEW YORK?

HANDWRITTEN WILL

A handwritten (or holographic) will is not enforceable in all states. However, in certain circumstances, the will may still be probated in a state which does not recognize handwritten wills provided certain requirements are met. A recent New York appellate court decision addressed this issue in the Matter of Noichl.   In states that recognize holographic … Read more