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What Mental Capacity is Needed for a Valid Will?

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One of the common reasons for will contests is that an interested party will claim that the testator did not have the mental capacity to sign the will. This launches an inquiry into what their mental state was at the time. Testamentary capacity in Illinois involves the following. Knowledge of the extent and nature of their property Their relationship…

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What Can Render a Will Invalid?


A will is an important document because it ensures that your final wishes regarding your property, assets, and other belongings are carried out. However, there are several situations where a person’s last will and testament could be deemed invalid. The Illinois probate lawyers at Charles T. Newland & Associates can ensure that your will is properly drafted, valid, and…

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