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Last Will and Testament

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In the United States, the role of a notary in relation to a last will and testament (often called a will) can vary depending on your state's specific laws. Here's a breakdown:

Notarization Requirement:

  • Not all states require a will to be notarized to be valid.

  • Some states allow it as an option but don't mandate it.

  • A few states might invalidate a will if it's notarized when not necessary.

Benefits of Notarization (Self-Proving Affidavit):

  • Even if not required, notarization can offer some advantages.

  • In many states, a will can be made "self-proving" through a notarized affidavit.

  • This affidavit verifies the testator's (the person writing the will) identity and sanity and that the will was signed willingly.

  • A self-proving will expedite the probate process (court validation of the will) by eliminating the need to locate and question witnesses.

Key Points to Remember:

  • Check your state's laws: Research your specific state's requirements for will execution. State government websites or legal information resources can be helpful.

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