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If a witness to a will is also a beneficiary, will the witness

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If a witness to a will is also a beneficiary, will the witness not be able to inherit?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Loren replied 6 years ago.
NJ law does not prohibit a witness from being an interested party:

3B:3-8. Will not invalidated if signed by interested witness. A will or any provision thereof is not invalid because the will is signed by an interested witness
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
What happens if the witness is also a executor of the will?
Expert:  Loren replied 6 years ago.
Does not invalidate the will. It still falls under the same statute.
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