What constitutes a legal will revision in West Virginia
State/Country relating to question: West Virginia
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Are you talking about a "codicil"?A codicil is a document that amends, rather than replaces, a previously executed Will. Amendments made by a codicil may add or revoke small provisions (e.g., changing executors), or may completely change the majority, or all, of the gifts under the will. Each codicil must conform to the same legal requirements as the original will, such as the signatures of the testator and, typically, two or three (depending on the jurisdiction) disinterested witnesses.
Yes thats exactly what I was talking about. The new P.O.A. and executor and testator have signed. It has been signed by two witnesses and notarized.
That would then be a valid codicil or new Will - either or.Basic Requirements of a West Virginia Last Will and Testament: Age: The testator must be at least 18 years old. Capacity: The testator must be of sound mind (capable of reasoning and making decisions). Signature: A West Virginia last will and testament must be signed by the testator or by some other person under the testator's direction in the testator's presence. Witnesses: At least 2 witnesses (who are not beneficiaries) are required for a valid west Virginia last will and testament by subscribing their names to the will while in the presence of the testator and at the testator's direction or request. Writing: A west Virginia last will and testament must be in writing to be valid. Beneficiaries: A will may make a disposition of property to any person. Other types of recognized wills: • Holographic Wills: A holographic will is one that is handwritten by the testator. Handwritten wills must be witnessed to be valid. Although West Virginia law recognizes a handwritten will, state laws can be very particular regarding handwritten wills. Handwritten wills that are not properly witnessed are invalid in West Virginia If the aforementioned requirements are met - they could draft a new Will or a codicil tot the existing Will.Please ask for "Law Pro" if you have any further future questions! Just Answer is a "PAY FOR SERVICE" Website. Please press the GREEN ACCEPT BUTTON so I will receive credit for assisting you (even if you placed a deposit or have a subscription program). You may continue to ask follow-up questions after accepting. If the information is helpful, I would very much appreciate positive feedback. Bonuses are also appreciated. If you do have a follow-up question, press REPLY, NOT relist, or else I won’t receive the question.
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