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Provided that the Last Will
and Testament meets the following requirements, it would be seen as valid:
1) The testator (writer) was at least 18 at the time of the writing;
2) The testator was at that time of sound mind (capable of reasoning and making decisions);
3) The Will and signed by the testator; and
4) There are at least TWO witnesses that have signed with the testator.Alabama Code § 43-8-130 et seq
If the Will meets these requirements, then it would likely be seen as VALID.
Now, it may not be in English. If so, then it is still valid provided that a certified translation into English is filed along with the Swedish version at the time of probate
Now, if you anticipate a lot of arguing over the estate
, it is best
to create a Will in Alabama that overrides the Swedish will, only if to ensure that the Swedish will cannot be "attacked" as invalid for being foreign, or perhaps not having a notary (if it does not), etc, which does not necessarily invalidate it, but can give extra ammunition to someone challenging the will.
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