Spencer & Johnson, PLLC | Strong and determined will contest & estate attorneys in Dallas
A person’s last will and testament is one of the most important documents a person signs in their entire life. It is his or her last statement on earth and speaks for them post-death. A will is a legal document that, if executed properly, can be probated and determines how a decedent’s property passes after his or her death. For a will to be valid, it must be in writing and executed (signed) by a testator (person signing the will) at a time when the testator is over the age of 18, has his or her mental abilities and in the presence of two witnesses over the age of 14. A will can also be valid if it is wholly written in the handwriting of the testator and signed by him or her. The Will must be probated, that is to say, found by a court to be valid before it has any binding effect.