Is there more than one kind of a will?
Yes. In addition to a formal typewritten will, the Texas Estates Code also allows a handwritten or holographic will, but it must be completely in the handwriting of the testator and signed by him. It does not need to be witnessed. It cannot contain any typewritten words. Most handwritten wills do not contain the appropriate language to dispose of property and problems may arise as to what the testator actually intended. In my opinion, most store-bought or online wills are incomplete and create problems when it comes time to probate the will. Therefore, it is best to hire an attorney to prepare a formal will.
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