What Makes a Will Legal?

A will is a powerful document that can protect your assets and enable you to provide for your family. However, if it is improperly drafted or modified, a nasty and expensive legal battle can occur.

You have spent your life building a legacy for your family. Rather than relying on a downloadable will form, you should entrust your will and other estate matters to an experienced team of estate planning attorneys.

Houston Estate Planning and Probate Attorneys

At Hayes & Wilson, PLLC, our attorneys have decades of experience providing estate planning services to people in Southeast Texas, including the drafting of wills. Diligent and detail-oriented, we take care to create estate documents that reflect the true wishes of our clients and that can stand up in court. Put our experience and knowledge to work for you.

Hayes & Wilson, PLLC, provides customized estate planning solutions for affordable, flat fees.

What Makes a Will Legal?

Under Texas law, these factors must hold for a will to be considered valid:

  • No crime or fraud must have been perpetrated in its drafting such as undue influence or forgery.
  • The asset transfers specified in the will must be legal and not fraudulent.
  • While the probate court may accept some handwritten wills, generally speaking, a will must be witnessed by two disinterested parties and notarized.
  • Any amendments (codicils) must also meet these conditions.

In a consultation, a lawyer at our law firm can answer your questions about wills and provide you with guidance in other estate planning matters.

Protecting Your Assets and Helping You Provide for Your Family

At Hayes & Wilson, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping our clients make wise decisions about their estates. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and to create the documents that enable them to achieve their goals. Whatever your situation, Hayes & Wilson, PLLC, can provide you with the services and guidance you need.

Consultation With a Lawyer

Contact Hayes & Wilson, PLLC, today to discuss your needs with an experienced and knowledgeable Houston estate planning lawyer.