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Validity of a Handwritten Will in Maryland

www.reichertlegal.comUnder Maryland law a handwritten will, which is also known as a holographic will, is considered legally valid. There is no requirement in Maryland law that a will be typed. That said, the will must still conform with all the other requirements for estate documents as provided for under Maryland law and having a handwritten will makes it more likely that the will falls short of these requirements and is thus invalidated. So while being handwritten is not a reason to invalidate a Maryland will, it does make it more likely that it will be found invalid for other shortcomings.

For a free, confidential conversation to discuss this and other estate administration matters, including probate administration legal services and estate planning, contact Maryland probate administration lawyer Stephen J. Reichert at 410-299-4959, or by clicking here.

Mr. Reichert can administer probate on behalf of the estate or for a modest fee he can be of assistance to the Personal Representative, as assistance is needed. For example, he can be available to give the correct legal answer and review or prepare probate filings before they are submitted to the county.

Day, evening and weekend appointments are available in office or at your residence. Mr. Reichert personally serves clients throughout the entire state of Maryland.

Attorney Reichert looks forward to assisting you with your Maryland probate needs.